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Visual superpower! – Visualize your scientific ideas with your own hands

WWB Area | Learning field
Science communication | B/A | Design

Starting point
To be an effective communicator in your scientific field, you have to be able to present content in a convincing and easily understandable way. But are you sure you are really tapping all the power that visualization has to offer? Use visualization to give your scientific content a high recognition value and lend it your personal touch. This training will give you the tools you need to enter the exciting world of visualization. Whether on a sheet of paper, a poster or a flip chart – familiarize yourself with the theory and practice of the latest visualization techniques such as Sketchnoting and Graphic Recording.

Aim
You will have refined your writing and drawing style and know how to use visualizations skillfully. Further, you will be able to make notes or presentations for yourself and others that are more effective than pure written language. Additionally, you will be less dependent on technical supply and at the same time increase the impact and variety of your presentations.

Content

  • Introduction to visualization options
  • Basics of good hand writing
  • Frames and containers
  • Colors, shapes and symbols
  • Structure and composition of successful visualizations
  • Possible applications (Presentations, Sketchnoting, Graphic Recording, etc.)

Methods
Practical tasks, drawing exercises, presentations and individual feedback.
Max. number of participants: 15. Course language: English.

Notes
Student workers are welcome, subject to availability.

Enjoyment of experimenting with colors, simple shapes and little tricks is a basic prerequisite – artistic talent, on the other hand, is not!

Please have a the following material ready.

  • A black marker
  • Light colors
  • A grey for shading
  • About 20 sheets of paper (size of your choice – the bigger, the better)

Course information

DateWed, 23.02.2022, 9:00am-5:00pm
Scope1 day, 10 working units à 45 min
FormatClassroom meeting
ZEWK, Fraunhoferstr. 33-36, R: FH 1004
InstructorsBenjamin Felis
Course languageEnglish
FeesFor employees, assistant lectures, registered doctoral candidates at TU Berlin and junior scientists at HU Berlin, FU Berlin, Charité, the course is free of charge. If you do not belong to these groups of people, please contact wwb@zewk.tu-berlin.de for information on fees.
RequirementsParticipants should have English language skills at least the B2 level.
CompletionAssuming successful participation, you receive a certificate of attendance.
CertificateApplicable for certificate Science communication.

For registration, please fill in the provided form. In case of any content questions regarding the course, please contact Stefanie Giljohann.
In case of any organizational questions please contact wwb@zewk.tu-berlin.de.

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