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Health Research BC workshop — Engage my brain, not my eye: The non-negotiables in visual communication of data and concepts

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

Join Health Research BC for ENGAGE MY BRAIN, NOT MY EYE: The non-negotiables in the visual communication of data and concepts.

In this workshop, Martin Kryzwinski, staff scientist at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer 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.”

After this webinar, the audience will be able to:

  • Understand the components of a good visual explanation: context, message, emphasis.
  • Apply key design principles to create good visual explanations: function leading to form, continuity, theme.
  • Identify and remove unhelpful graphics and visual elements.

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