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Creating Scientific Illustrations

06.12.2016 - 08.12.2016

Course responsible: Pina Kingman

Where: Bergen

When: 6-8 December.

Where: VilVite, conference room C (Thormøhlensgate 51) at 10:00. The following days we start at 09:00.

Registration deadline: Course if full

Requirements: Laptop with Adobe Illustrator (free trial version availabe for 4 weeks)

Explaining scientific research, including your PhD research, is an essential process, but it is not always an easy task. Being able to translate complex research into information that can be understood by a wide range of audiences is an important skill that will help you throughout your career. Not only will this help you understand your own work better, but it will give you the tools to be able to explain your work to others. Clearly this is important during your defence, but also it will be important later too. Funding bodies require creative outreach solutions, publishers demand pictures to go along with scientific articles, and parents DO like to know what their kids have been doing these past few years!

Amongst the many effective communication tools at our disposal, illustration is an ideal option. Visually representing your work gives your audience an additional perspective. Illustrations tell stories in ways that text cannot, and thus makes complex information more accessible. Illustration itself is also a relatively low-cost, time effective option that can be distributed easily.

But will so many different factors to consider, like aesthetics, technical ability and storytelling, it is easy to see that distilling an entire PhD into one image can be a daunting task. During this course, I will give you the practical tools to be able to translate your research into an illustration. You will learn the essentials of graphic design, visualisation theory, and I will teach you how to use Adobe Illustrator. We will combine these new theoretical and technical skills to create an image from your PhD research.

Participant list:

  1. Kjersti Daae, UiB
  2. Ylva Ericsin, UNIS
  3. Ada Gjermundsen, UiO
  4. Sunil Kumar Pariyar, UIB
  5. Evangeline Sessford, UiB
  6. Andrea Schneider, UiT
  7. Amadine Tisserand, CHESS
  8. Jonathan Rheinlænder, UIB
  9. Lander Crespo, UiB
  10. Evangeline Sessford, UiB
  11. Rocio Primo, UiB
  12. Ahlina Fiehn, UiO
  13. Anne Moree, UiB
  14. Leonidas Tsopouridis, UiB
  15. Mathew Reeve, UNI
  16. Achim Randelhoff, NPI
  17. Line Båserud, UiB
  18. Kristine Flacké Haualand, UiB
  19. Ingjald Pilskog; UiB
  20. Inge Althuizen, UiB
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