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Title: Creating Effective Poster Presentations For Fun and Profit


1
Creating Effective Poster Presentations For Fun
and Profit!
Aaron Price, AAVSO 95th Spring Meeting of the
AAVSO Rockford, IL
2
Poster, not Poseur!
  • Posters are legitimate forms of publication
  • Many important discoveries begin as posters
  • They are published and indexed in ADS

3
To pose a question Why?
  • Early results
  • Easier to prepare than a paper
  • Not refereed
  • More details than a presentation
  • Social interation/networking
  • Reuseable
  • AAS Awards

4
AAS January 2005
5
Strike a pose!
6
Content
  • Header Who, Where, When
  • Middle Why, What, How
  • Footer Past Futue

7
Software
  • Adobe InDesign ()
  • Adobe Photoshop ()
  • Microsoft PowerPoint ()
  • Apple Aperture ()
  • Shareware Paint Shop Pro (Windows) ()
  • Freeware GIMP (OS X, Linux, Windows)
  • Good hardware
  • Ask for help!

8
Wanna be a player? Then Layer.
Layers allow you to make changes easily and try
out design ideas.
9
Rules of Thumb
  • Each meeting has its own guidelines, read up!
  • AAVSO Flexible
  • AAS 44x44 inches
  • Bring thumbtacks
  • Photos gt 3x3
  • Text gt 18pt
  • Sans serif fonts such as Helvetica for short
    text
  • Serif fonts such as Times New Roman for long
    text
  • DONT SCREAM!
  • Dont underline

10
Layout
  • Short summary!
  • Title
  • Pictures
  • Abstract
  • Conclusion
  • Present logically
  • View at 100
  • Large margins
  • Use bullets, style, and color!
  • Ask a non-astronomer

Photo By Colin Purrington From Swathmore
College http//www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/
posteradvice.htm
11
Alignment
Full left justification
Balance
Around the rough and rugged rock the ragged
rascal randomly ran.
Around the rough and rugged rock the ragged
rascal randomly ran.
Align Columns
12
Color
Color
Color
Color
Color
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All
work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work
and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and
no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no
play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play
makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack
a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a
dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull
boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All
work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work
and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and
no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no
play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play
makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack
a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a
dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull
boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All
work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
13
Color
Contrast
Color blindness (avoid red-green differentials)
Be consistent hot, warm, cool, cold palletes
14
GREAT vs. GLAST
15
Dont Postpone
  • Kinkos 80-140
  • PDF format or 300dpi TIFF
  • Submit via Internet
  • Two CDROMs
  • Respect Uncle Murphy! Expect Kinkos et al. will
    make a mistake.
  • Plan at least 2 business days for printing.
  • DIY

16
Posthumously
  • Dress appropriately with poster in mind (comfy
    shoes)
  • Bring printouts/CDROMs
  • Leave sign up sheet/cards
  • Attach personal photograph?
  • Take poster home and reuse
  • Place PDF on personal web site (or AAVSO)
  • Finish the work!

17
More Info
AAVSO posters are on our web site - send us
yours! http//www.aavso.org/vstar/posters.shtml
Advice on designing scientific posters http//www.
swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/posteradvice.htm I
nternetworking Designing for Color
Challenged http//www.internettg.org/newsletter/ma
r99/color_challenged_table.html Tips for
creating scientific posters http//bildmakarna.kib
.ki.se/posters/tips/index_en.html
fin.
18
Wheres the Fun?
  • Use all parts of the brain
  • Nice shoes!
  • Handouts

Wheres the Profit?
19
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