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Graphically Speaking-How to visually communicate your research

Science illustration has always been an important way to share knowledge within the academic community and beyond. Visual communication skills are a key asset for anyone looking to make an impact with their research and share ideas with diverse audiences, but it can be challenging to translate scientific data into clear and informative illustrations.

The Designs that Cell team has consolidated and summarized the eight steps we use for creating eye-catching scientific figures. In this workshop, we will walk through these eight illustration steps using visual examples. We will also highlight essential content and design considerations for creating infographics to communicate your research with diverse audiences. Finally, we will discuss key copyright considerations when using images from other sources, various illustration platforms, and helpful resources. This workshop will provide you with a practical framework for illustrating your research!