Design Your Science  -  A crash course for researchers

Dates

27-30 April 2020

Where

This course will be held online in response to the coronavirus outbreak

 

Overview

 

Visual language makes research comprehensible, attractive and efficiently communicated. Scientists constantly produce figures, graphical abstracts, icons and posters to present their work and findings. This course is designed to boost your ability to use the power of visuals. You will learn how to sketch your ideas, build a visual library for your chalk-talks, and walkthrough graphic design basic concepts and resources that will be a game-changer for your future workflow. Learn by doing, how to use the free and open-source vector graphics editor Inkscape. Step by step, from its installation to getting your files ready to go. We will start a project from scratch and take it from concept stage to final art, creating your own vectors. We will discuss together how to make your graphical abstract or scientific poster pop. Finally, you will have a lot of fun learning how to make your own animation and share it with the world!

 

 

Target audience and assumed background

 

This course is designed for researchers and students interested in getting skills in visual communication, learning how to create their own vector graphics, and become better storytellers. Graphic design basics, online resources, software practice, and useful tips among others will be delivered over four days comprising both discussions and hands-on sessions.
The participants are NOT expected to have any graphic design or artistic knowledge or skill. No previous knowledge of the software used is required either.

 

Program

Monday – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30


Introduction: sketch your science.
The ‘I can’t draw’ issue: sketching techniques.
Visuals as a powerful tool for communicating science.
Getting over the blank page. Your project: Planning, concept.

 

 

COst overview

Package 1

This includes course material

 

 

  430 €


Please click HERE to get all the information about our packages.

 

 

Registration deadline: 3rd April 2020

Cancellation Policy:

 

 

 

> 30  days before the start date = 30% cancellation fee

 

< 30 days before the start date= No Refund.

 

 

 

Physalia-courses cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.