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Conference talk.

PRESENTER & AFFILIATION: Kiyomi D. Deards, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

SOCIETY: American Chemical Society (ACS)

DIVISION: Division of Chemical Information

SESSION: Scientific Visualizations and Creative Presentations

DAY & TIME OF SESSION: Monday, March 21, 2022, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

DAY & TIME OF PRESENTATION: Monday, March 21, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM



Copyright 2022, the author. Open access material.

License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0).


This presentation is for the self-proclaimed non-artist scientist who wants to communicate science effectively but has little (or no) budget to hire professionals to create and edit images (artwork, tables, graphs), websites, presentation slides, and publications. For this scientist, learning basic easy-to-apply design rules and tricks can facilitate the preparation of scientific material. The speaker has experience designing formal and informal presentations, creating videos and podcasts, working with graphic designers, and designing websites. The speaker will provide tips and suggestions based on her own experiences, collaborations, and acting as a consultant for informal science communication projects. Moreover, strategies for using advanced Google Slides and PowerPoint options, graphic design, and universal design principles (including accessibility) will be shared. Finally, finding and using open access images and other creative ways to maximize your budget will conclude this talk.

2022 Spring ACS CINF Deards.pptx (15927 kB)
PowerPoint version Deards March 2022