Creating a Poster Presentation Julie Mitchell Julie Mitchellubc

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Creating a Poster Presentation Julie Mitchell Julie. Mitchell@ubc. ca Managing Librarian Chapman Learning Commons

Creating a Poster Presentation Julie Mitchell Julie. [email protected] ca Managing Librarian Chapman Learning Commons

Overview Purpose & elements of effective posters Common mistakes Planning poster content and design

Overview Purpose & elements of effective posters Common mistakes Planning poster content and design Delivering content Creating it in Power. Point

Poster Purpose Succinct summary of work Visual representation of project Starting point for discussion

Poster Purpose Succinct summary of work Visual representation of project Starting point for discussion Information source

Effective Posters Delivers a clear message Highly visual Easily read from 1 -2 metres

Effective Posters Delivers a clear message Highly visual Easily read from 1 -2 metres away Stand alone 20% text, 40% graphics, 20% empty space

Common Mistakes Too much text Small text Poor graphics Lack of organization Objective/main point

Common Mistakes Too much text Small text Poor graphics Lack of organization Objective/main point hard to find

Common Mistakes Incorrect use of colour Vischeck Arts & crafts posters Creating the poster

Common Mistakes Incorrect use of colour Vischeck Arts & crafts posters Creating the poster in multiple platforms

Planning: Content Determine Essential concepts Logical sequence of topics Organize material into sections Consider

Planning: Content Determine Essential concepts Logical sequence of topics Organize material into sections Consider audience

Planning: Content Typical sections: Introduction Title Methods/materials Results/data Implications/conclusions Literature cited Acknowledgements

Planning: Content Typical sections: Introduction Title Methods/materials Results/data Implications/conclusions Literature cited Acknowledgements

Planning: Content Use active voice Omit needless words & edit ruthlessly Remove anything extraneous

Planning: Content Use active voice Omit needless words & edit ruthlessly Remove anything extraneous to focus point Find ways to represent text visually Graphs Schematic drawings Arrows

Planning: Design Confirm poster guidelines with organizer Size and format (36” x 48”) Use

Planning: Design Confirm poster guidelines with organizer Size and format (36” x 48”) Use columns: 3 -4 typical Use consistent fonts Avoid ALL CAPS or underlining Use high quality graphics

Planning: Design Font size guidelines* Title: 72 -120 point Subtitles (author names, school): 48

Planning: Design Font size guidelines* Title: 72 -120 point Subtitles (author names, school): 48 -80 point Section headings: 36 -72 point Body text: 24 -28 point Acknowledgements: 14 -18 point *Note: If you will be doubling your poster size when coverting from Powerpoint to. pdf, cut these font sizes in half

Planning Design Covert feet to inches 3’ x 4’ = 36” x 48” Powerpoint

Planning Design Covert feet to inches 3’ x 4’ = 36” x 48” Powerpoint allows 56 inches max (4. 6 feet) May need to create it at half size Convert pdf to correct size Insure items are lined up (on left)

Delivering Content Show up early Make eye contact and acknowledge people walking by Have

Delivering Content Show up early Make eye contact and acknowledge people walking by Have a 3 -5 minute presentation prepared Stay near your poster Give people space to read and be prepared to answer questions

Creating in Powerpoint

Creating in Powerpoint

Poster Template Sites Poster templates are a quick and easy method for starting your

Poster Template Sites Poster templates are a quick and easy method for starting your presentation: Poster. Presentations. com Make. Signs. com

Creating a Poster from Scratch If your computer is in metric, here are some

Creating a Poster from Scratch If your computer is in metric, here are some conversions: 48 inches = 121. 92 centimeters 36 inches = 91. 44 centimeters 48 inches = 1 219. 2 millimeters 36 inches = 914. 4 millimeters

Power. Point Instructions for Macs

Power. Point Instructions for Macs

Mac Instructions

Mac Instructions

Power. Point Instructions for PC

Power. Point Instructions for PC

Closing thoughts Hang poster square and neat Plan ahead and allow ample time Have

Closing thoughts Hang poster square and neat Plan ahead and allow ample time Have fun showing your work! Final poster is due by March 19, 2012 Each poster will be judged by 3 graduate student adjudicators Check out posters of last year’s winners for inspiration