QDETAILSS Poster Workshop Lund 11 + 14 November 2019

Hi everybody!

It was great meeting you yesterday, discussing communication and poster design. Here are some guidelines and links to help you with your work. Most important are these two:

  1. The Poster Design Hub
    A resource page for scientific posters
  2. The QDETAILSS 19 discussion group
    A LinkedIn group for feedback and discussion. Make sure you ask for an invitation. (I strongly recommend you to get a LinkedIn profile – it is becoming more and more useful for science people, especially in their contact with industry, healthcare, and national agencies. 

Looking forward to seeing your posters – be bold, and be interesting!

Feel free to email me or call me!

O.

PS I will add more stuff to this page.

+46 70 888 55 41
olle@bergman.com
se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
@OlleBergmanSE

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My slides

2019-11-11_lund

Designing a poster – a work process

Intellectual preparation phase

  1. Decide on 2–4 main conclusions for your project.
  2. Pick out the visuals you need to support your conclusions.
  3. Write a working title (just a starting point for your planning – you will polish it later).

Basic Design Phase

  1. Use printouts, pen & paper, whiteboard and/or Post-it notes for sketching a layout.
  2. Decide on a logical order.
  3. Write single sentences for the different components (you will fill in more text later in the process).
  4. Start the layout work in PowerPoint or InDesign. Think about CRAP, stick to the grid and don’t make the text columns too wide. Think BIG! Here’s a tool (there’s plenty of them!) for creating a color palette: https://www.canva.com/color-palette/
  5. When you have a basic layout, add more text.

Refinement Phase

  1. Work on the title – I suggest writing three to five different alternatives and let your fellow students give feedback.
  2. Look at every single element (graph, diagram, header, paragraph, sentence, line, frame, logo …) and ask yourself ”Does it add value for the reader or is it just noise?”.
  3. Shorten the texts. Cherish the white space!
  4. Polish the visuals, thinking about the data/ink ratio.

Optional

  • Prepare your verbal explanation.
  • Make three different posters: one conservative, one balanced and one radical.

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Links

The Poster Design Hub
A resource page for scientific posters

Basic graphic design: Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity
A chapter from a book by Garr Reynolds.

Remove to improve
Some notes from the makers of the video we saw.

PhD4GlycoDrug, Lund University, 22–25 October 2019

Hi guys! What an amazing week we had. It was wonderful to see your boldness and creativity when you approached your communication tasks, while still being very structured and clear.

Below, you will find my PPt slides as well as some links which may be useful. I wish you a great autumn and good luck with your research projects: may your experimental systems be reliable and may your biomolecules be obedient!

Feel free to email me for questions, reflections or feedback on your PPt slides or poster design.

O.

olle@bergman.com

Social media

se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
instagram.com/generalblom

My slides

2019-10-21_lund

2019-10-24_lund

A PPt for scientific presentations

This template is based on chapter 16 in Matt Carter’s Designing Science Presentations. Matt is an assistant professor of biology at Williams College, Massachusetts, and a very friendly person!

Presentation techniques

A resource page with some selected guides and websites (work in progress).

Poster design

A resource page with some selected guides and websites.

Information design

Rhetoric

Regarding rhetoric, my recommendation is a English language professor giving a hybrid between audiobook, recorded lecture and podcast. If you register at audible.com, you can download it for free (The Modern Scholar series contains a lot of fun!).

There’s a very negative review on Amazon where the writer has totally missed the point (”Mr. Drout dedicates two whole chapters of this slick audiobook to logic and logical fallacies, and somehow he never mentions that premises must be supported by verifiable evidence; ” etc) . Rhetoric is only partly about what’s actually true (based on data and observation) – it’s about what you can make your opponent/fellow human believe. Trump is a lying narcissist, producing false statements about the world – still he can use his communication to change the world. It’s like a knife: a tool of creation or destruction, depending on how you use it.

 

In the deep forests of Södermanland. (Instagram: generalblom)

Amgen Scholars, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, 1 July 2019

Hi guys! I hope you’re well and that you have been getting started with your lab work. Unfortunately, I couldn’t join you during the Wasa Museum visit, but I may show up for the Birka trip. Anyway, we will meet for the poster workshop in August.

Below, you will find my PPt slides as well as some links which may be useful. I wish you a nice summer and good luck with your summer projects: may your experimental systems be reliable and may your biomolecules be obedient!

Feel free to email me for questions, reflections or feedback on your PPt slides or poster design.

O.

olle@bergman.com

Social media

se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
instagram.com/generalblom

My slides

A PPt for scientific presentations

This template is based on chapter 16 in Matt Carter’s Designing Science Presentations. Matt is an assistant professor of biology at Williams College, Massachusetts, and a very friendly person!

Presentation techniques

A resource page with some selected guides and websites (work in progress).

Poster design

A resource page with some selected guides and websites.

Information design

 

Hällby forest, northwest of Eskilstuna, June 2019.

Karolinska Institutet, Solna, 13 Juni 2019

Thanks for a great afternoon in Solna! I appreciated your questions and comments. Below, you will find my PPt slides as well as some links which may be useful.

I wish you a nice summer and good luck with your summer projects! You are welcome to email me for feedback on your PPt slides or poster design.

O.

olle@bergman.com

Social media

se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
instagram.com/generalblom

My slides

A PPt for scientific presentations

This template is based on chapter 16 in Matt Carter’s Designing Science Presentations. Matt is an assistant professor of biology at Williams College, Massachusetts, and a very friendly person!

Presentation techniques

A resource page with some selected guides and websites (work in progres).

Poster design

A resource page with some selected guides and websites.

Information design

Agile

The Agile Weekend at Karolinska Institutet will take place 4–6 October. Please email me for more details.

 

Hällby forest, northwest of Eskilstuna, June 2019.

KTH, Stockholm 22 mars 2019

Tack för en trevlig eftermiddag i Stockholm! Thanks for a great afternoon in Stockholm!

Below, you’ll find the slides from our workshop together with some useful links.

Good luck with your communication and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have reflections or questions.

Olle B.
olle@bergman.com
070-888 55 41

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The question business angels and venture capitalists ask themselves!

My slides

2019-03-22_KTH_writing_compressed

Writing

Rhetoric

  • (EN) I recommend this audiobook which you can download for free from Audible (if you’re a new customer): A Way with Words.
  • (EN) Another good book in English: You Talkin’ to me?
  • (SE) UR har sänt intressanta program om retorik, bland annat Tala ut (pdf-handledning).

Lund, 19 March 2019

Hi guys! Thanks for an interesting day in Lund. Im am looking forward to what you will come up with next week.

O.

olle@bergman.com
se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en (Feel free to connect)
instagram.com/generalblom

My slides

A PPt for scientific presentations

This template is based on chapter 16 in Matt Carter’s Designing Science Presentations. Matt is an assistant professor of biology at Williams College, Massachusetts, and a great guy!

On presentations

Presentation examples

Spring is coming to the pine forests of Södermanland (south of Stockholm).

Poster Workshop Copenhagen 22 + 24 January 2019, Pit Stop

Hi everybody!

Thanks for a great day in København! I think we had some really interesting discussions. Here are some guidelines and links to help you with your work. Feel free to email me or call me!

Looking forward to see your posters – be bold and be interesting!

O.

PS will add more stuff to this page during the day.
PS 2 I recommend a visit at Better Posters – the biggest web site about poster design on the web.

+46 70 888 55 41
olle@bergman.com
se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
@OlleBergmanSE

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Designing a poster – a work process

Intellectual preparation phase

  1. Go through the elevator pitch you wrote yesterday.
  2. Decide on 2–4 main conclusions.
  3. Pick out the visuals you need to support your conclusions.
  4. Write a working title (just a starting point for your planning – you will polish it later).

Basic Design Phase

  1. Use printouts, pen & paper, whiteboard and/or Post-it notes for sketching a layout.
  2. Decide a logical order.
  3. Write single sentences for the different components (you will fill in more text later in the process).
  4. Start the layout work in PowerPoint or InDesign. Think about CRAP, stick to the grid and don’t make the text columns too wide. Think BIG! Here’s a tool (there’s plenty of them!) for creating a color palette: https://www.canva.com/color-palette/
  5. When you have a basic layout, add more text.

Refinement Phase

  1. Work on the title – I suggest writing three to five different alternatives and let your peers give feedback.
  2. Look at every single element (graph, diagram, header, paragraph, sentence, line, frame, logo …) and ask yourself ”Does it add value for the reader or is it just noise?”.
  3. Shorten the texts. Cherish the white space!
  4. Polish the visuals, thinking about the data/ink ratio.

Optional

  • Prepare your verbal explanation.
  • Make three different posters: one conservative, one balanced and one radical.

••••

Links

The Poster Design Hub
A resource page for scientific posters

Basic graphic design: Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity
A chapter from a book by Garr Reynolds.

Remove to improve
Some notes from the makers of the video we saw

Designguide Science Københavns Universitet
English notes in the right column!

Øresund from the Swedish side!

QDETAILSS research school, Lund University, 12 November 2018

Hi guys!

Thanks for a great workshop at Kemicentrum. Judging from the discussions we had, I am looking forward to seeing your posters on Thursday. Please remember that this is a safe environment for bold initiatives and creative ideas; feel free to come up with something different.

O.

PS You can use the comments section here for questions, comments and links. What did you find especially interesting in my lesson?

olle@bergman.com
se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
@OlleBergmanSE

My slides

2018-11-12_lund_compressed

Links

The Poster Design Hub
A resource page for scientific posters

Remove to improve
Some notes from the makers of the video we saw

Graphics manual (in Swedish)
(PDF 23,7 MB, new window)

O.

Autumn sunset in Kronskogen, Eskilstuna. [https://www.instagram.com/generalblom/]

Stockholm & Bosön, 7 August 2018

Hi guys!.

Always great to meet the IoT influencers of tomorrow at KTH and Bosön! Good luck with your projects in the intersection between business and R&D. Feel free to connect on LinkedIn, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to have a discussion about practical case stories where skillful communication plays an central part.

O.

olle@bergman.com
se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
instagram.com/generalblom

My slides

2018-08-07_IOT_compressed

Information design

Presentations

Famous statue in Stockholm – perhaps a metaphor for the entrepreneur in you who want to break free? (Instagram: generalblom)

Hillerød, 8 June 2018

Thanks for a great day in Hillerød. Below, you will find my PPt slides as well as some links which may be useful.

Good luck with your research & feel free to email me for feedback on your PPt slides or any other communication questions.

O.

olle@bergman.com
se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
instagram.com/generalblom

My slides

A PPt for scientific presentations

This template is based on chapter 16 in Matt Carter’s Designing Science Presentations. Matt is an assistant professor of biology at Williams College, Massachusetts and a great guy!

Information design

Presentations

June evening in Råby-Rekarne socken, east of Eskilstuna. In the distance, two cranes were dancing in the marshy fields.