A Psychiatrist’s Insights into Creative Design for Presentations: Blog Review

Psychiatrist Dr George Dawson’s ‘Real Psychiatry Technical‘ blog focuses on education and relates to the more detailed ‘Real Psychiatry‘ blog. The first post in March 2012 explains the origins of the blog. What is immediately striking about the blog is the layout. Many of the posts are minimalist creations with just enough text to explain the central diagrams which are visually appealing. Dr Dawson explains that he has been creating original diagrams for presentations and this blog is a journal of his findings.

I found many of the posts not only interesting but very useful as there are tips on producing diagrams using various software tools.

  • For instance this post looks at the incredibly useful Cmap tools.
  • The PubMed tool to create diagrams of chemical compounds is also useful and discussed in this post.
  • Dr Dawson’s Power Point slide on the Neurobiology of Addiction shows both his artistic flair and the potential for Power Point as a creative tool.

The Real Psychiatry Technical blog is well worth a look and offers creative tips which will particularly appeal to lecturers.

Index: There are indices for the TAWOP site here and here Twitter: You can follow ‘The Amazing World of Psychiatry’ Twitter by clicking on this link. Podcast: You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast). It is available for a limited period. TAWOP Channel: You can follow the TAWOP Channel on YouTube by clicking on this link. Responses: If you have any comments, you can leave them below or alternatively e-mail justinmarley17@yahoo.co.uk. Disclaimer: The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog.

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