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Data Visualization Made Efficient, Beautiful and Memorable (424)
21 October 2022
|Lang||Workshop language is English|
Dr Alexandre Pinault
While most of us learnt to read a graphic in high school, some of us feel lost when it comes to creating satisfactory data visualizations for our research and publication objectives. Nowadays, scientists from all fields and disciplines are confronted with various datasets and there is a pressing need for tools and training to better communicate these data visually.
This workshop aims to provide the basics of data visualization theory and the best practices for illustrating data. Through exercises and examples, you will be guided in looking at your data from a new perspective and in rethinking the overall communication of your results.
By dissecting the visual grammar, this workshop will give you the keys to creating your graphics quicker and make them more efficient so that you take less time to explain your data and have more time to discuss your results.
Finally, this workshop is a unique opportunity to exchange with colleagues from different faculties and universities and discover their tools, strategies and best practices.
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Workshop objectives :
Two weeks prior to the workshop, each participant is asked to send at least 2 graphics or data visualisations that they use for their research. These visuals need to be described by a legend. In addition, each participant needs to answer a short form describing their motivation and current practices.
For PhD students of all faculties and fields who wish to improve their data visualisation skills. Ideally students who have already collected some data.
University of Neuchâtel
Date : Friday 21st October 2022
Place : University of Neuchâtel
Schedule : 9h15 am to 5h15 pm
Dr Alexandre Pinault, Big Bang Brain - Creative Media, is a scientific mediator and video maker. During his academic career (PhD Neurosciences), he developed effective teaching and science communication and disemination skills that he put to use at the Musée de la Main (Lausanne) and at L'Éprouvette (UniL). His profile mixes audiovisual art, animation, design and special effects with extensive knowledge in the fields of science and medicine. Images and storytelling are also the core of the heart of his activity within "Neuracademia", an association for science vulgarization with focus on brain-related themes.
Participants are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train between the city of their university and the location of the workshop (half-fare card, 2nd class).