10./11.09.2020 Online-Seminar: Effective Visual Communication of Science (1,5-day)

10.09.2020 bis 11.09.2020

Dr. Jernej Zupanc, Seyens Ltd.


Researchers at all career stages, especially PhD students & Postdocs


You will learn to effectively communicate your own scientific ideas and results by applying best visual communication practices to your research communication. You will understand the principles and useful design approaches used by experts. You will get actionable advice and feedback on your own pre-submitted materials. It is an immersive online-seminar , structured, easy to follow, memorable, useful and fun.


Day 1 (9 am. - 4 pm.)

  • Communicating with scientific vs non-scientific audiences
  • Visual perception and what humans find intuitive
  • Visual organization: simplifying comprehension through structured layout
  • Eye-flow: effortlessly guide the audience through the design
  • Colors: how to amplify, not ‘fancify’
  • Discussion on pre-submitted figures: facilitator’s feedback on a selection of pre-submitted figures from participants
  • Drawing exercise & group work: participants draw a graphical abstract of their research and give each other feedback on how to improve

Day 2 (9 am. - 1 pm.)

  • Slides that amplify messages and don't distract when presenting
  • Discussion on pre-submitted slides: facilitator’s feedback on a selection of slides from participants
  • Posters: strategy and process for creating posters that attract and explain
  • Group work – posters feedback: participants share their posters and give and receive feedback



  • Interactive online-seminar : fundamentals, real examples, and practical advice
  • Discussion on pre-submitted materials: ahead of the online-seminar, participants submit their scientific figures and slides and I prepare a selection. Everyone receives suggestions on how to improve their own communication.
  • Exercises & group work: everyone draws their research and shares their posters and we make groups so participants give each other feedback.


Organisational details

  • This course is offered by ISOS, the Graduate Center, the Postdoc Center and the Center for the Continuing Professional Development at Kiel University. Please indicate your affiliation to one the programmes in your application.
  • Date: 10./11. September 2020, first day: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., second day: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Place: We will announce the webplace in an e-mail about 10 days before the date
  • Number: F202027
  • Modules: H4, see synopsis (in German)
  • Fee: on request. Free for employees of CAU and doctoral candidates who are registered at the Graduate Center and ISOS
  • Registration deadline: 3 days before the course startsrman)


This seminar is already booked out. A registration is only possible for the waiting list.


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