25 May 2023

Link roundup for May 2023

Visually communicate your science

Miranta Kouvari is giving an online course titled, “Visually communicate your science: a design toolkit forintuitive, accessible, and engaging scientific graphics”. It will run in October 2023.

October feels like a long  way away, but trust me, it’ll be here before you know it!

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Many readers know about QR codes. But are you ready to try augmented reality on your poster? I’ve seen it once, I think.

Kurniawan and colleagues look at the obstacles to using augmented reality for posters, and concludeyou can’t just “throw it on” and expect people to know what it is.

AR web-based access instruction with combined text and icon is needed for the best feedback from audiences.

Kurniawan A, Utoyo AW, Aprilia HD, Kuntjoro-Jakti RADRI. 2023. Visual communication analysis of poster design with web-based augmented reality as additional content. AIP Conference Proceedings 2594(1). https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0109115

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The Hello PhD podcast did an episode collecting people’s advice for their posters from the floor of the American Society for Cell Biology. Check out episode #187!

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Later this year, watch out for The Little Guide to Giving a Poster Presentation: Simple Steps to Success by John Bond. I learned about this during a recent interview with Bond on the New Books Network. I’ll review it when it comes out.

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Another paper reports that talks are more likely to be published than posters. Again.

Podium presentations were more likely to be published than posters (59.6% vs. 47.2%, p<0.001).

Issa TZ, Lee Y, Lambrechts MJ, Reynolds C, Cha R, Kim J, Canseco JA, Vaccaro AR, Kepler CK, Schroeder GD, Hilibrand AS. Publication rates of abstracts presented across six major spine specialty conferences. North American Spine Society Journal (NASSJ): in press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xnsj.2023.100227

This pattern has been demonstrated so many times that I am reaching the point where I am tempted to say, “No further research needs to be done.”

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Thanks for joining me again! Conference season starts now!

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