Effective Visual Communication of Science with The Seyens Method™

Dates 3 October 2022, 9:00 - 13:00
Format The training is offered as blended learning that combines a self-study module and a live online workshop.

Self-study via an online platform - 12 months access

  • Communicating with scientific vs non-scientific audiences
  • Visual perception and what humans find intuitive
  • Layout: simplifying comprehension through a structured layout
  • Eye-flow: effortlessly guide the audience through the design
  • Colors: how to amplify, not "fancify"
  • Typography for legibility, structure and aesthetics
  • Slides that amplify messages and don't distract when presenting
  • Posters: strategy and process for creating posters that attract and explain
  • Homework: you submit your images and slides to the trainer (for feedback) and draw a graphical abstract of your research.


Life Online Workshop - self-study module partial completion mandatory (4h)

  • Recap of fundamentals and Q&A: trainer facilitates an effective review of lessons learned in self-study module and answers all further questions.
  • Feedback on submitted material: you will get actionable suggestions on how to improve their own images and slides from the trainer.
  • Exercises & group work: we make groups so everyone learns to give and receive informed feedback to peers on the graphical abstract and their posters.
Preparation   Homework: you submit images and slides to the trainer in the days before the event (to receive feedback during the live workshop)

Dr. Jernej Zupanc, Founder of Seyens Ltd.

My goal is to help scientists effectively communicate your ideas and findings and make an impact with your research. Teaching and communication are my professional passions. I read and study ecletically and am always looking for approaches from different fields that can be easily applied by scientists. I distill the principles and practices into easy to understand and fun learning experiences. Time is our most valuable resource and I want the time spent in my training to be the best long-term investment a scientist can make. I've worked with over 4'500 researchers from 130 excellent research institutions and hope to work with you too.

Location online
ECTS 1.0
Contact gradschool@lifescience.uzh.ch