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Figures for Presentations and Publications


During this hands-on workshop, students will explore the art of conveying a message through figures from scientific journal, oral and poster presentations. Students are highly encouraged to bring their own figures of documents they are currently working on, e.g. TAC report, poster or journal paper such that they have a tangible output from the workshop.


In a first theoretical part, we will cover the following topics:

  • Role of figures
  • Differences between figures for publications, oral and poster presentations
  • How to design figures for different contexts and how to conceive a good poster
  • What to do or not to do in figures
  • Which colours? Be colorblind-friendly
  • Recognizing good and bad figures
  • Examples of software for preparing graphs, images, drawings and assembling figures

After this first theoretical introduction, students will have one week time to work on their own figures and bring back their results for the second practical part. During this second session, they will present to the class their results, so that they will have a constructive feedback.


Diana Zala

E-mail: diana.zala@espci.fr


Dates: May 21st and 28th
Location: Classroom 2.11, 2nd floor, CRI building
Credits: 7 hours (1 full day)
Validation: Students must attend the 2 sessions to validate the hours.


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