Work samples – Ardon Z. Shorr

Writing, presentation, & scientific graphic design

Work samples – Ardon Z. Shorr

Clear thinking made visible

A selection of slides from a workshop on scientific presentation

With every figure, slide, and talk, we are building a scientific case – perhaps for the existence of a particle, for the necessity of a policy, or simply for the validity of a control. Yet many of our common practices in presenting information actually obscure the case we’re making. In this workshop for AAAS, I discussed fundamental principles for structuring information that apply at all scales, from the lone data figure to the entire talk. Attendees learned how to apply principles of attention and visual design to turn presentations into what Edward Tufte calls “clear thinking made visible.”

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