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Engage My Brain, Not My Eyes: The Non-Negotiables in Visual Communication of Data and Concepts

March 31, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Speaker: Martin Kryzwinski, staff scientist, Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer

About:In this workshop Martin will explore what makes a good visual explanation: theme, continuity, clarity, and a constrained and unadorned style. “Our goal,” says Martin, “will be to consider function above form and dispel the charms of visual garnish.”

Submitting files: For this workshop, the approach is critique by redesign: Martin will use the graphics and scientific figures you submit in advance as case studies to make the workshop more relevant and useful. *Submissions will be made public. Please do not send anything that may be considered confidential.


A note on submissions:

  • All submissions must be received no later than midnight on Sunday, March 19, 2023, for a chance to be reviewed.
  • Scientific or research-based figures, posters, slides and other graphic or visual materials will be accepted.
  • Submit your work via Dropbox.
  • PDF/Adobe Illustrator or any other line art format is preferred, but you can submit whatever you have.

Prior to attending this workshop, please watch these two very short videos:

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March 31, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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