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.
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