Poster design 101

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  • Can present posters at SAAS – Ag Comm, SAAS – Ag Ed, ALE, ACE, AIAEE Will have to do one for AEE 6767
  • Read the “Call for Posters” carefully Don’t have to use every heading, but should have something from each bullet point
  • Don’t wait until the last minute – problems may happen with the printer (I tried 4 times to print the poster for ACE this summer). Make it easy to read – no distracting backgrounds. Clean fonts, nothing too fancy.
  • Poster design 101

    1. 1. Poster Design 101 AECGSA October 3, 2007
    2. 2. Getting Started <ul><li>Research Poster: </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction/need for research </li></ul><ul><li>Conceptual or Theoretical Framework (Literature Review) </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Results/findings </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Implications/ recommendations/impact on profession </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Idea Poster: </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction/need for innovation or idea </li></ul><ul><li>How it works/ methodology/program phases/steps </li></ul><ul><li>Results to date/implications </li></ul><ul><li>Future plans/Advice to others </li></ul><ul><li>Costs/resources needed </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
    3. 3. Guidelines <ul><li>36” tall x 48” long </li></ul><ul><li>Use PowerPoint or InDesign </li></ul><ul><li>Make the title the largest font on the poster </li></ul><ul><li>Include your name(s) and affiliation(s) in next largest font </li></ul><ul><li>Start top left </li></ul><ul><li>Keep words to a minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Include photographs or tables </li></ul><ul><li>Keep background design simple </li></ul><ul><ul><li>dark text on light background </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. AEE 6767 Poster Winner, Fall 2005 designed in PowerPoint
    5. 5. Winner - 2006 SAERC Outstanding Innovative Poster designed in Photoshop
    6. 6. 2006 Association of Leadership Educators designed in InDesign
    7. 7. 2006 Association of Leadership Educators designed in InDesign
    8. 8. 2007 Association for Communication Excellence designed in InDesign
    9. 9. Printing options <ul><li>CIRCA lab $3 no lamination </li></ul><ul><li>ICS printing ~$50 with lamination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>preferred for conferences, but not required </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Advice <ul><li>Do an excellent job on the poster narrative. </li></ul><ul><li>Pick out the most important bullet points. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait until the last minute to get started. </li></ul><ul><li>Have several people look at the design. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy to read. </li></ul>
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