eBook Designing Science Presentations, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123859700
  • ISBN-13: 9780123859709
  • DDC: 501.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Designing Science Presentations guides researchers and graduate students of virtually any discipline in the creation of compelling science communication. Most scientists never receive formal training in the creation, delivery, and evaluation of such material, yet it is essential for publishing in high-quality journals, soliciting funding, attracting lab personnel, and advancing a career. This clear, readable volume fills that gap and provides visually intensive guidance at every step—from the construction of original figures to the presentation and delivery of those figures in papers, slideshows, posters, and websites. It provides pragmatic advice on the preparation and delivery of exceptional scientific presentations; demonstrates hundreds of visually striking presentation techniques, giving readers inspiration for creating their own; and is structured so that readers can easily find answers to particular questions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Goals of this Book.
1: Designing Exceptional Science Presentations.
2: Scientists as Designers.
3: Design Goals for Different Presentation Formats.
4: Twenty-One Characteristics Shared by Exceptional Presenters.
5: Visual Elements in Science Presentations.
6: Color.
7: Typography.
8: Words.
9: Tables.
10: Charts.
11: Diagrams.
12: Photographs.
13: Written Presentations.
14: Ten Techniques for Improving Scientific Writing.
15: Research Articles.
16: Review Articles.
17: Research Proposals.
18: Slide Presentations.
19: The Use of Slides in Oral Presentations.
20: The Structure of a Slide Presentation.
21: Visual Elements in Slide Presentations.
22: Slide Layout.
23: Slide Animations and Transitions.
24: Delivering a Slide Presentation.
25: Using Technology to Present Like a Professional.
26: Considerations for Different Categories of Slide Presentations.
27: Oral Presentations Without Slides.
28: Presenting Without Slides.
29: Considerations for Different Categories of Oral Presentations Without Slides.
30: Poster Presentations.
31: The Structure of a Scientific Poster.
32: The Design and Layout of a Poster.
33: Presenting at a Poster Session.
Appendix A: Recommendations for Further Reading.
Appendix B: Learning to Use Illustration and Presentation Software.
Appendix C: Thoughts on How to Design a Presentation from Scratch.
Appendix D: Thoughts on Using Design Principles to Market Yourself.