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Title: Tips for Making Scientific Posters


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Tips for Making Scientific Posters
Courtesy B. DeMarco
  • Source The Craft of Scientific Presentations,
    Michael Alley
  • See also http//www.writing.eng.vt.edu/posters.ht
    ml

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Choose a poster layout
How to get started
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How to get started
Sketch your organizational plan on paper
Write down the key ideas in each section
Identify the figures/results that best convey
your ideas in each section
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How to get started
Make sure theres a coherent flow in your
sections
Youre telling a story, so make sure the reader
knows where to start and end
  • http//www.owlnet.rice.edu/cainproj/designing.htm
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How to get started
Setting up PowerPoint
Select Page Setup under File Menu Slides
sized for Custom Orientation of slides
Landscape Width of slides 56 inches Height
of slides 28 inches Title 90-120 pt, sans
serif font Author 48-60 pt. sans
serif Headings 70-80 pt. sans serif Main
text 36-40 pt. sans serif
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Critique these posters
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Critique these posters
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Critique these posters
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Critique these posters
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Critique these posters
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Critique these posters
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Homework Assignment
  • Walk around the building
  • look at and critique the posters you see
  • which ones are most effective?
  • capture your interest
  • easily navigable
  • etc., etc.
  • which ones are hopeless?
  • Take a picture, e-mail to me, prepare to discuss
    in class next Friday
  • see me if you need help taking picture
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