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Poster how to create a Poster


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Example of two posters; content intended for beginners to help them with the creation of their first poster; Poster for Academic Presentation/Conferences; Business Posters;
Posters created using PowerPoint/ PowerPoint2010

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Poster how to create a Poster

  1. 1. Michael Schmidt Posters for Academic Purposes Poster Series No. 1 of 2Centre for Academic Success How to develop suitable content 1. Introduction 2. Background • A poster is a static, visual medium • You do not have much space so include only the things that are really important in your project. used to communicate your message/ideas • Try to think what elements of your work will be most • Difference between Poster and Oral interesting to your audience. presentations is that you let your poster • This will be the piece of work which will encapsulate the whole do the ‘talking’ of your project; so present yourself and your poster in the • Material presented should convey the best possible way. essence of your message! • A poster session is a common term in conferences. It enables people to present their academic work without having to make a formal presentation. 3. Audience & Assessment 4. Structure In general: prepare your poster for an audience of • The diagram to the right Title of Project non experts: use clear language illustrates examples of headings in an academic poster. Introduction Assessment: some points to consider • However you can adapt the heading as you see fit. 1. The main purpose of the assessment is not • As a rule of thumb: a poster Aims & Objectives to judge the beauty of the posters. provides space for 6 normal A 4 2. The assessors want to see how well you are PowerPoint slides Results able to summarise the major features and • Planning before hand speeds up achievements of your project in a very tightly future conversion of content into constrained way. Conclusion & Recommendation a meaningful poster. 3. They also want to see how well you can describe what you have done. References 5. Planning - What’s, How’s, Why’s 6. Power of Pictures What is the aim of my project? Why did I follow this route? • A picture can say more than 1000 words What assumptions did I make and what were my justifications? • People remember visual stimuli What problems did I longer than just text. encounter? What results did I obtain? What have I found out? Transfer facts and figures into graphs and tables. Transform text using SmartArt 7. Conclusion Use suitable pictures from the Keep the material simple Internet and reference them. • Be concise and DO NOT WAFFLE • Do not cram the poster full of info - messy • A picture can say more than 1000 words • Be selective Give yourself enough time to be successful (Fevre, 2012) 8. References & Bibliography Contact Details:Further information Michael Schmidt Academic Skills Development Tutor Centre for Academic Success
  2. 2. Garry LunnCICT Integration & Development Posters for Academic Purposes Poster Series No. 2 of 2Michael SchmidtCentre for Academic Success How to develop a poster using PowerPoint1. Create the Poster Format 2. Font Styles For PowerPoint 2010: 1. Click on the Layout button and • Headings:- Use BOLD AND select a Blank layout CAPITALS or Bold And Title 2. Specify the size and orientation Do not use more Case (portrait or landscape than 2 font styles. • Body Text:- Fonts must be at 3. The example given here is A1 in least 20pts high (better 24pts) portrait format 4. Go to the Design menu tab. Font Styles: 5. Go to Page Setup and use • Arial – Verdana - Tahoma recommended Custom • Times New Roman • “WordArt” as some effects can Avoid: be unreadable • Don’t use unusual fonts, they AI Portrait: 59.4 x 84.1cm may not print at University AI Add emphasis to • italics or bold; save underline for Landscape: 84.1 x 59.4 cm important points: web links. 3. Graphics and Pictures 4. Colour: General Tips 1. Diagrams and graphs showing technical information should be large enough to read (72dpi). 2. Balance your poster by using images of the same size. Reference where appropriate. 3. Don’t forget to include any Titles and Legends Analogue Colours- Complementary Colours – Split Complementary Colours – that are needed to understand your graphs. lie on either side of any given are directly opposite from one are directly opposite from one colour. another on the colour wheel. another on the colour wheel. The most widely used Complementary colours are Split complementary colours give   analogous colour scheme is - good for having a lively but your design a high degree of red, orange and yellow. balanced design. contrast and greater harmony than complementary. Forecast UK Expenditure on IT Security Services (£m), 2004-2008 © 1997 - 2010 Suzanne Cooper 647 1,911 848 2004 2005 2006 • Choose 2 or 3 colours that contrast or complement each other and 2007 1,452 1,108 2008 stick to them. • Keep it simple and use outlines and drop-shadows sparingly. Use colour to show relationships and create groups. 5. Colour: Examples 6. Print & Save The middle colour sits between the blue and green on the colour wheel A Objective BStrategies C Sub-Strategies You can save your Short First key point Sub-strategy 1 poster as a: sentence to Description of the first key Description of the strategy and approach describe point and how it would work key Second key point objective Description of the Second PowerPoint Pdf Jpeg key point and how it would work Sub-strategy 2 file .pptx • If you want to • if you want to Description of the strategy and approach • This can be email an use as an altered original that image (e.g. • If you use tables to display information determine the cannot be show as a changed. picture on most important relationships and group them • The format Mahara) •The Units Sold section is seen as a group because of might be its common colour preferred in a print room •Use colour just in the content area, not in the titles. Manchester Birmingham Total Outlet 1 Outlet 1 Outlet 1 Outlet 2 Outlet 2 Outlet 2 Units Sold Outlet 3 Outlet 3 Outlet 3 Outlet 4 Outlet 4 Outlet 4 Outlet 1 Outlet 1 Outlet 1 Profit Outlet 2 Outlet 3 Outlet 2 Outlet 3 Outlet 2 Outlet 3 How to contact us: Outlet 4 Outlet 4 Outlet 4 Garry Lunn Web Developer 7. References & Bibliography CICT Integration and Development Michael Schmidt Academic Skills Development Tutor Centre for Academic Success