Further education  /  25. Mai 2020  -  26. Mai 2020

Webinar »Effective Visual Communication of Science«

The attendance seminar on 11.-12.05.2020 cannot be offered due to current events. The seminar will therefore take place as a online seminar.

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 webinar, structured, easy to follow, memorable, useful and fun.

You will comprehensively cover all aspects of science communication that is visual. The workshop is interactive, practical, and adapted to the audiences' research topics.

DAY 1 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm with a long lunch break and many short breaks)

  • Communicating with scientific vs non-scientific audiences
  • Visual perception and what humans find intuitive
  • Visual organization: how to structure to simplify comprehension
  • Eye-flow: effortlessly guide the audience through the design
  • Colors: how to amplify, not ‘fancify’
  • Feedback and discussion on your pre-submitted figures
  • Graphical abstract drawing exercise & group work: draw a sketch of your research and get feedback from peer scientists and the facilitator

Day 2 (8:30 am – 12:30 pm with many short breaks)

  • Slides that amplify your messages when presenting
  • Feedback on your pre-submitted slides
  • Posters: strategy and process for creating posters that attract and explain
  • Discussion & feedback on your posters

More: www.seyens.com/webinars

You will get feedback on a selection of your figures, slides and posters submitted ahead of the webinar. In an exercise, you will draw a sketch of your research (a graphical abstract) and get feedback on that as well.


  • Interactive webinar: fundamentals, real examples, and practical advice
  • Commenting on pre-submitted figures: ahead of the webinar, you submit your scientific figures and slide presentations, and I prepare a selection. You will receive suggestions on how to improve your figures, slides, and posters from the presenter and peers.
  • Q&A discussion: we try to solve the most pressing issues you have with your science communication