What I want to improve:
“I’m always trying to communicate scientific data and concepts by creating beautiful visual designs. I also realize that even the well-designed figures/diagrams can be really hard to understand as novices are not familiarizing with the visual elements and conventions used in these complex graphic designs. Thus, to improve learners’ diagrammatic literacy, I will also dedicate myself to the teaching of visual elements meaning and their specific arrangements in figures.
Content development & storytelling
Every visualization project starts with the background researches and conversion of complex contents into straightforward stories. I will ensure everything I visualize and explain here is accurate and clear.
I always summarize the learning difficulties that I personally experienced in daily life and try to ask myself how can I simplify them by using visual technologies.
Visual solutions to conceptual difficulties
Interactive technologies would be one of my favorite options to communicate science as it allows users to control the pace of the story-telling and to facilitate active learning.
ViraLiterate: A Web-Based Visual Literacy Teaching Resource for Undergraduate Virology
ViraLiterate is an online educational resource designed to help undergraduate virology students interpret and create a complex diagram that is employed many times in the course readings: viral transcription maps (TM). This resource will be incorporated into an upper-level undergraduate virology course in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto.