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Research Week Preparing a Poster Workshop Presentation

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Rw 2014 poster final

  1. 1. PREPARING A POSTER
  2. 2. HOW TO MAKE A POSTER THAT DOESN’T SUCK
  3. 3. Hello there!
  4. 4. Jackie Wirz, PhD wirzj@ohsu.edu 503.494.3443
  5. 5. 1 | Research 101 2 | Posters 3 | Abridged!
  6. 6. 1 | Research 101
  7. 7. Research Rocks
  8. 8. The Research Cycle
  9. 9. The Research Cycle 1. BrilliantIdea! 2. BuildIdea 3. Fund Idea 4. Research 5. Compile 6. Share:Write, Present 7. Fame,Fortune
  10. 10. The Research Cycle: What people think 1. BrilliantIdea! 2. BuildIdea 3. Fund Idea 4. Research 5. Compile 6. Share:Write, Present 7. Fame,Fortune (curecancer)
  11. 11. The Research Cycle: What Really Happens 1. BrilliantIdea! 2. BuildIdea 3. Fund Idea 4. Research 5. Compile 6. Share: Write, Present 7. Fame, Fortune
  12. 12. The Research Cycle: WhatReally Happens 1. Idea! 2. Build Idea 3.FUNDIDEA 4.Research 5. #&@^!&Deadline! 6. Share: Write, Present 1. Idea #2 2. Try #2 0. Failure!! 1. Idea #896 0. beer 2. Build #896
  13. 13. What People Think
  14. 14. What ReallyHappens
  15. 15. What does this not prepare you for?
  16. 16. We are Trained to thinkand produce DATA
  17. 17. Data does not speak for itself…
  18. 18. You speak for your data
  19. 19. COMMUNICATION
  20. 20. writing| VISUALIZATION| Speaking COMMUNICATION
  21. 21. Posters combineall three! writing| VISUALIZATION| Speaking
  22. 22. Remember the context…
  23. 23. Remember the context…
  24. 24. Progressive Effects of Alcohol BAC (% by vol.) Behavior Impairment 0.010–0.029 •Average individual appears normal •Subtle effects 0.030–0.059 •Mild euphoria •Relaxation •Joyousness •Talkativeness •Decreased inhibition •Concentration 0.06–0.09 •Blunted feelings •Disinhibition •Extroversion •Reasoning •Depth perception •Peripheral vision •Glare recovery
  25. 25. Progressive Effects of Alcohol BAC (% by vol.) Behavior Impairment 0.010–0.029 •Average individual appears normal •Subtle effects 0.030–0.059 •Mild euphoria •Relaxation •Joyousness •Talkativeness •Decreased inhibition •Concentration 0.06–0.09 •Blunted feelings •Disinhibition •Extroversion •Reasoning •Depth perception •Peripheral vision •Glare recovery
  26. 26. Progressive Effects of Alcohol BAC (% by vol.) Behavior Impairment 0.010–0.029 •Average individual appears normal •Subtle effects 0.030–0.059 •Mild euphoria •Relaxation •Joyousness •Talkativeness •Decreased inhibition •Concentration 0.06–0.09 •Blunted feelings •Disinhibition •Extroversion •Reasoning •Depth perception •Peripheral vision •Glare recovery
  27. 27. 2 | POSTERS
  28. 28. Hello there! How do I make a poster That doesn’t suck?
  29. 29. Don’t think like this…
  30. 30. Think like this!
  31. 31. writing| VISUALIZATION| Speaking Posters that don’t suck
  32. 32. writing| VISUALIZATION| Speaking Posters that don’t suck
  33. 33. Be BRIEF!
  34. 34. Don’t be P&J!
  35. 35. keep your text to a minimum
  36. 36. The human eye can only read so much text in a given block before wanting to die a painful death. Keep your text blocks to a minimum (size and content), lest dead bodiespile up near your poster.
  37. 37. 1 | Title 2 | Intro 3 | Materials/Methods 4 | Results 5 | Conclusions 6 | Acknowledgements/Info
  38. 38. Abstract
  39. 39. 1 | Title Title, formatted in sentence case, that hints at something interesting. Not Title Case NOT ALL CAPS sans serif jargon is not interesting…
  40. 40. 2 | Intro You have two sentencesto hook a reader. Use it wisely. serif font from here on out Figure 1. Wisely can mean using a graphicin the intro. It’sa poster, not a paper. Who looks awesome?
  41. 41. If they really want details, they will contact you. Keep thisbrief. How about some visual stimulusor interaction? 3 | Materials/Methods seriously. enter graphics enter technology
  42. 42. Paragraph format isfine, but bullet lists work aswell. Just keep it readable. KISS:  vs.  Layout is key here! 4 | Results
  43. 43. Don’t just recap your results: these are for the conclusions, the ah ha! M oments. Thissection should be readable by itself. Talking points! Many people start reading here, so recap a bit. 5 | Conclusions Make sure to cover “What’s next?”
  44. 44. Literature cited. Acknowledgements. Further Information. Contact information. I am a librarian. Don’t make me hunt you down. Seriously. 6 | Acknowledgements/Info
  45. 45. 1 | Title 2 | Intro 3 | Materials/Methods 4 | Results 5 | Conclusions 6 | Acknowledgements/Info
  46. 46. Poster ≠ Paper
  47. 47. If this is your template…
  48. 48. This follows the advice. Sort of.
  49. 49. writing| VISUALIZATION| Speaking Posters that don’t suck
  50. 50. General Layout
  51. 51. Programs Page Layout InDesign LaTeX QuarkXPress Graphics Packages Illustrator Omnigraffle Inkscape If you must Photoshop Powerpoint
  52. 52. leave plenty of white space
  53. 53. Color is Powerful
  54. 54. Photo: mmebouffant Use it Responsibly…
  55. 55. |
  56. 56. Photo: Andrew Bain
  57. 57. RESOURCES http://www.vischeck.com/ http://www.etre.com/tools/colourblindsimulator/ http://www.color-blindness.com
  58. 58. Use CONTRAST
  59. 59. Dark Background Light Background
  60. 60. High Contrast low Contrast
  61. 61. Don’t do this! My future car: DB8 Totally badass Because I love it
  62. 62. Bad Color Choices  Avoid loud, garish colors…  Avoid text colors that fade into background, i.e. blue and black  Avoid color-blind combinations: – Red and green – Blue and yellow • Did you know blue/red appears fuzzy?
  63. 63. Check contrast & Color in grayscale
  64. 64. Bad Color Placement
  65. 65. Image Is Everything
  66. 66. Resolution Matters
  67. 67. 72 dpi…
  68. 68. 300 dpi…
  69. 69. What’syour Publication DPI?
  70. 70. Your Badass Image is Meaningless without Scale bar, Magnification or Description
  71. 71. Graphs & Charts
  72. 72. Give Short, Descriptive Titles
  73. 73. Wantto know more? Call me! aim here! prettyugly useful crap
  74. 74. 6”
  75. 75. 6”
  76. 76. Here’s a Tip!
  77. 77. Here’s a Tip!
  78. 78. writing| VISUALIZATION| Speaking Posters that don’t suck
  79. 79. Presenting Body 101 Relax Eyes up! NO CBF! Whatto Say… Specific Concise Genuine Flair! ExtraAV Mini Posters ContactInfo
  80. 80. Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice - Yourmother Don’t practice until you get it right... Practice until you can’t get it wrong. Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice
  81. 81. 3 | Abridged
  82. 82. Hello there! How do I make a poster That doesn’t suck? (abridged)
  83. 83. !&@#!, I have 12 hours to throw this thingtogether…
  84. 84. 5 | Min to read 2 | Sent. Summary 1 | Big Moment
  85. 85. Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice - Yourmother Don’t practice until you get it right... Practice until you can’t get it wrong. Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice
  86. 86. Thank You
  87. 87. RESOURCES Betterposters.blogspot.com F1000 Posters Colin Purrington
  88. 88. RESOURCES http://www.cns.cornell.edu/documents/ScientificPosters.pdf http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/research- week/upload/presentation_creating_a_great_scientific_poster.pdf https://kuler.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/
  89. 89. Contact me! wirzj@ohsu.edu 503.494.3443 503.201.3543
  90. 90. questions?

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