Some tips and advice for staff and students by Adam Read
Preparing Scientific Illustrations: A Guide to Better Posters, Presentations, and Publications, 2nd ed. Springer-Verlag, New York.
A Guide to Better Posters, Presentations, and Publications Briscoe, M.H. 1996. Preparing Scientific Illustrations: A Guide to Better Posters, Presentations, and Publications, 2nd ed. Springer-Verlag, New York.
“Although you could communicate all of the above via a 15-minute talk at the same meeting, presenting a poster allows you to more personally interact with the people who are interested in your research, and can reach people who might not be in your specific field of research. Posters are more efficient than a talk because they can be viewed even while you are off napping, and especially desirable if … Read More →
Posters can be created in anyone of the following software packages: Macromedia Freehand, CorelDraw, Abobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign to name a few. At Researchposters.co.za our software of choice is Adobe InDesign and we generally work in tandem with both Abobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop when preparing graphics and images for use in posters.
Microsoft PowerPoint has become the application of choice for creating and printing research and scientific poster presentations. Although Microsoft PowerPoint is very popular and tends to do a pretty good job most of the time, there are times when printing problems arise. Most printing problems are due to certain elements and visual effects used in the poster design.
Gathering and organizing your text, images, graphs, charts, logos, etc. should be the first step in creating your poster presentation. This is the most important and often the most overlooked time saving-part of the process. Once you have your content rounded up in one place, its time to start the basic structure of your poster presentation. This can be done quite easily using the guide below to help present your … Read More →
The first step to creating your poster presentation is determining the required size. Each conference has specific requirements and poster guidelines indicating the space allocated for poster presentations. You would need to follow their instructions or you may end up with a poster that is too big or too small for the allocated poster area. The most commonly allocated poster space for South African conferences is 120cm x 90cm in portrait … Read More →