Visual Communication in Science

Communicating well about ideas, processes, and results is as critical to the work of science as data collection, analysis, etc. The effective use of visual information is indispensable in scientific communication.

By using examples of scientific diagrams, tables, and illustrations, this presentation will discuss the “hierarchy of information” and the kinds of visual signaling that make it work.

After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the visual qualities that make good, effective scientific diagrams.
  • Know the importance of the hierarchy of information to data in the creation of effective diagrams.
  • Articulate the one main thing they want to communicate with data through in a diagram.
  • Create a diagram that communicates one main point by effectively presenting data using the visual hierarchy of information.

Duration: 6 Hours
Institution
: Wayne State

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