Developing Your Research Posters

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  • Developing Your Research Posters

    1. 1. Learning Technology ServicesInspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    2. 2. Focus of the Research Poster• Starting point for discussion• Summarize your research• Focus on findings/results• What is learned from results Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    3. 3. Why Use PowerPoint?• Ease of Use• Widely Available• Flexibility in Design• Easy to Print, Better Results• Easily Create Poster-Sized Documents Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    4. 4. Poster Layout• Usually two or three columns• Vertical Columns- Read Left to Right• Minimum ½” Margins Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    5. 5. Chunk Information• Use Bullet Points• (Limited) Paragraphs• (Limited) Sentences• Choose Words and Graphics Carefully Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    6. 6. Basic Poster Requirements• University of Wisconsin-Stout in top information with researcher and advisor• UW-Stout Shield and Bar logo (on templates)• Maximum Poster Size 42" x 46" or 46" x 42"• NCUR Requirements, if applicable Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    7. 7. NCUR Poster Requirements• Poster title is minimum 2" tall• Student name, sponsor, etc. minimum 1" tall• University of Wisconsin-Stout in Title• UW-Stout Shield and Bar logo (on template)• Required Poster Size 36”H x 44"W Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    8. 8. Poster Sections & Proper Sizes 2 inches Title 1 inch Information48 point Headings32 point Text
    9. 9. Title Sizing• 2 inches (recommended) • Poster Title• 1 inch (recommended) • Names of researcher, advisor • University of Wisconsin-Stout Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    10. 10. About Titles• Make them large, but…• Also make them succinct – Use as few words as possible – Lengthy titles leave little space for other items – Create titles that will fit on one line, if possible – Work on titles in advance “Escherichia Coli Bacterium in Bovine Food Products” could be shortened to “E. Coli in Beef” Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    11. 11. Font Choice• Avoid Script• Avoid ALL CAPS• Limit to number of fonts used• Light Font/Dark Background• Dark Font/Light Background (Preferred) Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    12. 12. Font Choice (continued)Use Sans Serif fonts: Avoid Serif Fonts: Arial Bookman Old Calibri Cambria Franklin Gothic Book Courier Lucida Sans Garamond Tahoma Times New Roman Verdana Garamond Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    13. 13. Font Sizing Minimum: Recommended: Text: 28 Points Text: 32 Points Headings: Headings: 40 Points 48 Points Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    14. 14. Setting Title Size• Home Tab • Arrange>>Align>>Grid Settings Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    15. 15. Setting Title Size• Grid and Guides • Set Spacing to 1 inch • Check Display grid on screen Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    16. 16. Setting Title Size• Gauge sizes using grid• Use Ruler, if needed Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    17. 17. Common Sizes• Sizing for popular typefaces Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    18. 18. ImagesWhy use images?• Draw attention• Illustrate ideas• Show process• Reinforce Message Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    19. 19. Image Essentials• Higher Resolution = Higher Quality• Large size for viewing at a distance• Use your own research photos, charts• If not your own • Get copyright permission • Use Creative Commons/Public Domain sources • Can use royalty-free, but you must pay Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    20. 20. Cropping Images• Cropping removes unnecessary information• Crop in Photoshop or other Before image editing program• Crop using crop feature in PowerPoint After Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    21. 21. Image Compression• Please compress images to reduce file size 1. Select images 2. Open Picture Tools tab 3. Choose Compress pictures Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    22. 22. Using Charts• Make easy-to-read charts• Title your charts• Label chart information• Use color where appropriate Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    23. 23. Logo Usage• New UW-Stout standard• Must be used on student posters printed by LTS• Already on templates• Already placed properly Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    24. 24. Logo Usage – Things to Avoid Text Touching Logo Text Added to Logo Logo Touching Logo Logo Clipped to Add Another Logo Logo Inside Logo Logo Colors Changed Logo Clipped – Full Logo Not Used Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    25. 25. Logo Usage – OK• Other logos placed elsewhere on poster • Partner institutions • Corporate partners• Logo designed to allow background colors to touch Background Color Touching Logo Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    26. 26. Submitting a Poster• Poster file in PowerPoint format• Poster file in PDF format• Completed submission form in PDF format• All three • Named properly • Attached to email• Send to researchposters@uwstout.edu Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    27. 27. Naming Convention• PowerPoint file smith_jane_weight_training_bone_density.ppt• PDF File smith_jane_weight_training_bone_density.pdf• Submission Form smith_jane_weight_training_bone_density_form.pdf Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    28. 28. Saving PowerPoint as PDF• Save As>>PDF or XPS Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    29. 29. Submision Form• Download and complete• Save as PDF or print as PDF • Instructions are on website• Section A is required• Sections B & C are optional• Use proper naming• Submit together with poster files Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    30. 30. Finishing Touches• Before Printing • Proofread carefully • Have others proofread carefully • LTS will not proofread for you• After Printing • Be ready to answer questions • Provide email address to those wanting electronic copies Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    31. 31. Events and Deadlines Event Event Date Submission Deadline NCUR 3/29/2012 2/29/2012 Posters in the Rotunda 3/7/2012 2/22/2012 Symposium 4/27/2012 4/3/2012 UW-Stout Research Day 4/24/2012 4/3/2012 Poster Printing Cutoff 4/19/2012- No Student Posters 4/28/2012 PrintedPosters submitted after deadlines will be printed on a first-come, first-served basis. Noguarantee is made that posters will be printed in time for events if not submitted by thedeadline date. No student posters will be printed during the Poster Printing Cutoff dates. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    32. 32. Printing DeadlinesWhy prepare & submit my poster early?• Time to edit mistakes before submission• Make other changes before submission• Avoid last-minute rush• Get poster back sooner• Have poster printed before cutoff date Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    33. 33. Use Posters Websitehttp://www.uwstout.edu/lit/lts/graphics/researchposter s.cfm• All dates/deadlines listed• Outline of steps to follow• Template downloads• Submission form download• Additional help documents • Poster printing tips • Logo usage • Naming conventions Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    34. 34. Resources• LTS Research Posters Resources Page http://www.uwstout.edu/lit/lts/graphics/researchposters.cfm• PowerPoint 2007 tutorials – http://www.lynda.com/Office-2007-tutorials/powerpoint-2007-essential-training/257-2.html• PowerPoint 2010 tutorials – http://www.lynda.com/PowerPoint-2010-tutorials/essential-training/64004-2.html• PowerPoint for Mac 2008 tutorials – http://www.lynda.com/Office-2008-tutorials/powerpoint-2008-for-mac-essential-training/559-2.html• PowerPoint for Mac 2011 tutorials – http://www.lynda.com/PowerPoint-2011-tutorials/powerpoint-for-mac-2011-essential-training/72964-2.html Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu

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