Design Basics for Scientists

Jan 24, 2022 – Jan 28, 2022

Design Basics for Scientists

New year, new online course! The first PLANT 2030 ACAEMY course of 2022 will cover a topic every scientist should have basic knowledge of: graphic design.

Scientists need to communicate their work through a range of channels and formats. To maximize the impact of digitally published or printed texts, posters or presentations, basic knowledge of graphic design can make a big difference. A good design makes texts more attractive and easier to read, it increases the comprehensibility of complex figures or helps to catch the attention of the audience when presenting a talk.

Summing up to approximately 40 minutes of video lectures in seven short sections, this course is focused on the most important and easy to implement aspects of design principles, typography, alignment, the usage of colour and emotion, and the optimization of tables and charts. Participants who would like to dive deeper into this topic will find suggestions for further reading. All lectures will be made available on January 24, and course participants can watch the videos and work through the accompanying materials at their own pace.

Participation in the course is open and free of charge for all scientists. A certificate of participation can be provided upon request after completion of the course.

Ready to learn how to improve your texts, posters and slides? Enrolment to the course is now open. To join, please log into your PLANT 2030 ACADEMY account and follow the link below. If you don’t have an account yet, you can create one using THIS LINK.

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This course is presented by Dirk Biermann, a professional communication and graphic designer with more than 20 years of experience in realizing scientific and corporate designs, books, infographics, magazines, exhibitions and websites.

"We don‘t just want to make things nice.
We want to make things right.
'cause when we make them right,

they will become really nice."