CUROP Poster Design workshop presentation

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CUROP Poster Design workshop presentation

  1. 1. Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP): Poster Design Workshop 12th September 2013 Dr Nathan Roberts Dr Iain Mossman CUROP Co-ordinators
  2. 2. Poster Design Tips and Principles Why posters? • Help you get your work across in a very concise way • Common dissemination tool in many disciplines – a good skill to have • A research output that we can use
  3. 3. Poster Design Tips and Principles The poster session • A busy, noisy room with up to 50 other posters • Specialist and non-specialist viewers • People look at posters for an average of 90 seconds. May decide in 10 seconds how much they want to engage at all • Make it visually interesting and easy to understand at a glance
  4. 4. Poster Design Tips and Principles • Powerpoint is often the easiest option – Design Tab, Page Setup – customise the size of the poster • A2 = 59.4cm x 42cm • A1 = 84.1cm x 59.4cm • A0 = 118.9cm x 84.1cm – In most instances landscape is better than portrait. • Other options for design, include Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and InDesign – but require software and know-how
  5. 5. Poster Design Tips and Principles • No matter what size you choose – no more than 1000 words! • Fonts: – Sans Serif fonts (Arial, Helvetica, Calibri) are easier to read, and should be used for headings – Serif fonts (Times New Roman etc.) are fine for body text. – 22 point font size is a minimum. • Instead of using words, think of ways in which you can use photographs, cartoons or illustrations to illustrate your concept.
  6. 6. Poster Design Tips and Principles Elements of the poster Title
  7. 7. Poster Design Tips and Principles Elements of the poster Title Introduction Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah Conclusion Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah
  8. 8. Poster Design Tips and Principles Elements of the poster Title Introduction Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah Conclusion Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah Methods Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah Findings Images Graphs Acknowledgements, references, contact details
  9. 9. Poster Design Tips and Principles Elements of the poster Title Introduction Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah Conclusion Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah Methods Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah Findings Images Graphs Acknowledgements, references, contact details Include CUROP!
  10. 10. Poster Design Tips and Principles Colours and backgrounds Title Introduction Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah Conclusion Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah Methods Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah Findings Images Graphs Acknowledgements, references, contact details Include CUROP!
  11. 11. Poster Design Tips and Principles Colours and backgrounds Title Introduction Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah Conclusion Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah Methods Blah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah blahBlah blah Blah blah Blah blah Blah Findings Images Graphs Acknowledgements, references, contact details Include CUROP!
  12. 12. Example Posters
  13. 13. Exercise • In groups, take a look at an old CUROP poster and discuss what is good and bad about the design. • Be ready to share an example of one good thing and one bad thing about the poster!
  14. 14. Any Questions? robertsn1@cardiff.ac.uk mossmanij@cardiff.ac.uk @cardiffedu
  15. 15. Useful Online Resources • Poster Templates – http://www.posterpresentations.com/html/free_poster_templ ates.html • Designing academic posters and presenting them at conferences – http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign • Print Centre Cardiff (www.printcentrecardiff.com) CUROP2013

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