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87: Improving the scientific poster (with Mike Morrison)


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Podcast: Everything Hertz
Episode: 87: Improving the scientific poster (with Mike Morrison)
Episode pub date: 2019-07-01

We chat with Mike Morrison, a former User Experience (UX) designer who quit his tech career to research how we can bring UX design principles to science. We discuss Mike’s recently introduced ‘better poster’ format and why scientists should think carefully about UX.

Here’s what we cover:

  • What’s the story behind the “better poster?”
  • The Better Poster video
  • The Better Poster template
  • The importance of minimising cognitive load
  • Science isn’t badly designed, it’s not even designed at all
  • What is good User Experience (UX)?
  • The most important feature of SciHub
  • Version 2 of the ‘better poster’
  • Weird poster designs that James has seen over the years
  • The Fish Market study
  • Common misunderstandings of the better poster
  • Empirically investigating the performance of the Better Poster
  • The meta-meta poster
  • How better posters get better questions
  • Mike’s next target: Better Presentations
  • Andrew York’s Github paper
  • A special give-away!

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Music credits: [Lee Rosevere](freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/)


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Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2019, July 1) “Improving the scientific poster (with Mike Morrison)”, Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/BNP7E

Special Guest: Mike Morrison.

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68: Friends don’t let friends believe in impact factors (with Nathan Hall)


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Podcast: Everything Hertz
Episode: 68: Friends don’t let friends believe in impact factors (with Nathan Hall)
Episode pub date: 2018-09-03


This episode includes part two of a chat with Nathan Hall (McGill University), who is the person behind the ’Shit academics say’ account (@AcademicsSay), which pokes fun of all the weird stuff that academics say. Before getting to the discussion, James and Dan answer two listener questions on grants and data cleaning.

Here’s what is covered in the episode:

– People talk about papers all the time, but the grant process is not discussed openly—why?
– Speaking to your funding body’s relevant program officer
– Assembling a team that complements your weaknesses
– Data carpentry and the tidyverse
– Outlier analysis
– Nathan Hall on big publishing
– Upending the publication system by getting journals to bid for papers
– Using peer review quality to judge the quality of journals
– Debunking learning styes
– Academics chasing after celebrity and hype
– The cost of chasing academic prestige
– Using twitter hashtags like #PhDChat and #ECRchat to learn more about the experiences of other people

Links
Data carpentry https://datacarpentry.org/
The paper with detailed code https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-03811-x
The podcast conference https://www.soundeducation.fm/
Cern and comic sans https://www.theverge.com/2012/7/4/3136652/cern-scientists-comic-sans-higgs-boson
Shit Academics Say on twitter https://www.twitter.com/AcademicsSay
Nathan on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/prof_nch
Dan on twitter https://www.twitter.com/dsquintana
James on twitter https://www.twitter.com/jamesheathers
Everything Hertz on twitter https://www.twitter.com/hertzpodcast
Everything Hertz on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/everythinghertzpodcast/

Music credits: Lee Rosevere freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/

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74: Seeing double (with Elisabeth Bik)


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Podcast: Everything Hertz
Episode: 74: Seeing double (with Elisabeth Bik)
Episode pub date: 2018-12-19


In this episode, Dan and James chat with microbiologist Elisabeth Bik about about the detection of problematic images in scientific papers, the state of microbiome research, and making the jump from academia to industry.

More info on what they cover:

– How Elisabeth get into error detection of scientific images
– The process of detecting errors in images
– How groups of authors tend to publish multiple papers with problematic images
– The association between journal prestige and problematic images
– Providing monetary incentives for publications
– Making the jump from academia to industry
– The current state of microbiome research

Links
– Patreon: www.patreon.com/hertzpodcast
– Elisabeth on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/microbiomdigest
– Elisabeth online: https://microbiomedigest.com
– The problematic image paper: https://mbio.asm.org/content/7/3/e00809-16.short
– Pubpeer: https://pubpeer.com
– Dan on twitter: www.twitter.com/dsquintana
– James on twitter: www.twitter.com/jamesheathers
– Everything Hertz on twitter: www.twitter.com/hertzpodcast
– Everything Hertz on Facebook: www.facebook.com/everythinghertzpodcast/

Music credits: Lee Rosevere freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/
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