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Scientific Poster Design

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Scientific Poster Design How to keep your poster from resembling an abstract painting A poster can be better than giving a talk More efficient because: • you totally bomb at giving talks • can be viewed while you nap • can hang in the department for years • can reach folks not in your field of research Posters serve as… An advertisement of your hard work Kool, wow, check this out, you must be smart Its just an illustrated abstract Is my abstract effective •  Why should anyone care •  What am I adding to current knowledge •  Do I need to explain methods •  Have I told them what I found and recommend A portrait of a " grad student , I have 12 hours to throw this thing together and get it printed before its due. How do I get months and years of research onto my poster • Your poster is a short story • Describe a few major points • Arouse the readers inter est to read on • Limit it to 250 words Recite after me , Less is best Simplify your paper into poster format Find out the size required Whos my audience Remember, most of these scientists come for the free booze Start putting " together your " 2 main elements 1) Simple, effective data displays Keep it simple but effective 2) Small blocks " of supporting text The need for chairs in front of your poster will not go over well Your copy should answer… Methods What do I Why recommend What did What am I I find adding I could actually read this .;i Cornell Center for Materials Research Pick a software program Although youll probably gravitate towards PowerPoint, consider a true design program. PowerPoint " • OK, but the colors will fool you" " • Easy to use" " • Inflexible" " • Designed for overhead projection Adobe Illustrator or InDesign • Excellent" " • More difficult to learn" " • What you see is what you get" " • Others: Canvas, PublishIt, Corel Draw, LaTeX, etc. Lets design a poster Your poster title: " " Think BIG Really Big" Your biggest impact Boldface type Not all caps Group authors names and affiliations The Secrets of Readable Text: • Leave breathing space around your text • Plain fonts even serif here • Same size and style • Leftaligned The reason is… Hi there, my name is mitch collinsworth and I would like to tell you about myself and how I got this job at cornell. Well you see, my uncle had a friend who knew my cousin on the other side and his daughter worked for facilities. I was down on my luck and my sister told me she knew a guy whos nephews wifes kid worked for this guys father and what can I say , he hired me with no questions asked and just told me to keep my mouth shut. So here I am at CCMR. Hi there, my name is mitch collinsworth and I would like to tell you about myself and how I got this job at cornell. Well you see, my uncle had a friend who knew my cousin on the other side and his daughter worked for facilities. I was down on my luck and my sister told me she knew a guy whos nephews wifes kid work ed for this guys father and what can I say, he hired me with no questions asked and just told me to keep my mouth shut. So here I am at CCMR. Conclusions first • Put the most important part first • Short and to the point • Upper left hand corner Easy for the eye to follow Utter chaos will make folks dizzy ;' Cornell Center for Materials Research 1. 4. 3 5. Can anyone read " your body text Text sizes: Title: 85 point Authors: 56pt Subheadings: 36pt Body text: 24pt Captions: 18pt Images and graphs say much more than words Should be readable from 12 meters Keep posters visual Picture perfect photos • Avoid resolution overkill" At least 150 dpi, but no more than 300 dpi • Save photos as jpg or png Line art as a png (graphs) • Web images are usually " poor resolution jpg png Your cool images mean nothing without a " scale bar or description Dont f orget your funding acknowledgements CNFNSFBMR, etc Your department can provide you with the required wording Your contact info Without it youll become " ya know, those guys with the awesome poster Include all contact info: • Mail address • Phone • Email Using color to engage your readers 23 colors, no more Dark type on light color background Whoa Wheres my sunglasses This attracts attention but tires out the eye Be carefull with the " primary colors .) 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'4 · 11 ..... ... .... ...fl•tt• ,, ..... ... lAo.. .. • ..... •rt• • I t ll t t ol A little different Edit, Edit, Edit and" Evaluate Print out a letter size draft Can you read the type Are these the colors you really want Does it look too busy Do my main points pop Keep it simple CCMR has 2 poster printers Our wonderful computing facilities offers " state of the art poster printing" The secret of a good poster: Ugly design print ugly poster http://cf.ccmr.cornell.edu/cfnewsite/posterprint/index.html Youre not done yet… " Prepare a 35 minute verbal explanation Is he ever going to SHUT UP Prepare mini size poster handouts • Provides a written record for interested folks • Makes you look together • Be sure to include complete contact information • Might even get you a job Lets judge some designs" and see what youve learned A bit text heavy but not too bad. Nice poster Where do I begin Im feeling sleepy OK, but which way do I go Perfect Oh my gawd Nice flow, " but too metallic Ive fallen, " and I cant get up Gorgeous Welcome to " the 80s Fer sure This works Helpful sites on poster presentations: http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign http://www.ncsu.edu/project/posters/NewSite/ LiLynn Graves " Web and Graphic Designer, CCMR
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