Everyone employed in marketing, medical affairs, learning, and training encounters the challenges of communicating complex, scientific material in a clear and accessible manner. This expert blog contains advice and best practices for presenting scientific information to your target audience, from pedagogy to design, technical specs to usability, timelines to costs and everything in between.
Training for Medical Affairs is always challenging—particularly in the onboarding phase, when employees with different knowledge levels start their jobs at different points in time. Read more
Over the past two to three years, there has been a huge increase in the use of Fast Sketch animation to convey explanations and information. Read more
Team discussions allow learners to benefit from each other’s knowledge and to close their individual knowledge gaps in small teams. They also offer learners the opportunity to scrutinize their current knowledge and obtain new insights in the process.
Educational psychologist Robert M. Gagné’s general guidelines can be extremely useful when designing effective learning systems. Read more
Expert presentations are widely used for training medical affairs in the pharmaceutical industry. While having a number of advantages, expert presentations alone are insufficient to prepare medical staff for their professional responsibilities.
Psychology professor and writer Allan Paivio hypothesized that visual input and verbal input are processed differently in the human mind and the information learned is then organized using mental codes corresponding to these separate representations. Read more
Another very important point to consider when designing educational tools is the perfect balance between holding the learner’s interest and avoiding an exhausting overload of information. Read more
Having regular coffee breaks contributes to the success of MasterClass collaborative learning scenarios. It gives learners the chance to get together after a set of activities and presentations to discuss the topics they have learned about.
Your messages constantly compete with a host of other information, bombarding your target group daily. As a result, the following rule applies: Read more
The storyboard is one of the most important work components for clients. Developed in close cooperation between medical and creative experts with years of experience, it contains the content of your story and shows how it will be displayed in the final film. Read more
If you need to take in a lot of information within a short space of time, you cannot afford to delve into complicated tables or long scientific papers. Read more
Both interactive tablet applications and conventional films (incl. brand story, mechanism of action, mode of disease and study results) are very effective tools in their own right and both have their advantages and disadvantages. Read more
Less than 5 years ago, Apple brought interactive applications from unwieldy computer screens on to the portable iPad, triggering a hype and opening up revolutionary new avenues in pharma communication. Read more
Our clients visit us regularly to discuss projects, exchange experiences, and see how we work firsthand. It is especially fascinating for them to look over the shoulder of a 3D animator and observe the creation of a 3D animation live. Read more