How to design Scientific Figures

November 12 and 13, 2019, from 1st day 10:00 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. and 2nd day 09:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., room Pegasus (0.003), Alte Sternwarte, Poppelsdorfer Allee 47, 53115 Bonn

Course content
Intended Learning Outcomes
  • You understand basic design rules and how to apply them in the design of scientific figures (presentation and group discussion). 
  • You know how and why these design rules positively aid in understanding the message of a figure (comparison and discussion of figures). 
  • You are able to spot how figures can be improved (trainer input and practical exercise). 
  • You know about different color palettes, where to find them, and how to use them (practical exercise).
  • You can identify suitable diagram types/visualisations for your data (group discussion, practical exercise).
Please bring one to three figures designed by you or, alternatively, a figure from your field. We will work with these, giving you the opportunity to  directly apply your new theoretical knowledge.
Target group
Doctoral candidates from all subject areas.
"Promotion Plus"
11 units are applicable for this course within the „Promotion plus“ certificate.
Module 1: Independent Research 
Course instructor
Dr Susanne Berger
Please register your intererest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by September 15, 2019.


Please find the overview of all workshops offered in Promotion plus BIGS here.

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