Designing Effective Academic Posters
Presenting research in an accurate and visually appealing way can have a huge impact on the communication of research to a broader audience. Academic posters are some of the most visual outputs of a research project, and becoming familiar with good strategies for poster design allows researchers to take full advantage of the opportunity to network with colleagues and promote their own research.
This workshop will cover basic considerations for designing effective academic posters, including use of color, layout, fonts/typography, and software choices. Hands-on activities throughout the workshop will also help participants gain comfort with how to apply general principles to the design of a real poster.
This workshop will focus on PowerPoint for poster creation, but many of the techniques will apply to more powerful programs like Adobe Illustrator.
Please note: this classroom has a limited number of seats. If you choose to register for the workshop, please make every effort to attend, or if you cannot, please cancel your registration as soon as a conflict comes up. If all spots fill up, we will maintain a waitlist in the event of cancelations. If you can't attend but would like to be notified when materials are available, please contact Angela Zoss.