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1 1 Dr Michael Pritchard Research Associate / History of Photography and Practice De Montfort University, Leicester P&I Research Methods: Poster Design Workshop

2 2 Poster Design workshop –Introduction –Group exercise –Content, Design, Practicalities –Questions Poster Workshop

3 3 Introduction What is a poster? –Summary presentation of your work –Academic conferences/meetings –Assessed work for HoPP

4 4 Introduction

5 5 Why a poster presentation? –Helps you as a researcher: organises your thoughts and your work –Prompts feedback: criticism, discussion, ideas –Promotes your work: particularly within a conference environment

6 6 Group Exercise Exercise (30 minutes) –1. Review sample posters –2. Come up with your own criteria as to what makes a good poster Each group to report back to the whole group

7 7 Content, Design, Practicalities Who is your audience? –Specialist / general? –Knowledge level? Summarise – key points –Title, Main text, Contact details, Logo, References (?)

8 8 Content, Design, Practicalities Design of your poster –Informative –Eye-catching: legible from a distance –Make the title catchy

9 9 Content, Design, Practicalities Design of your poster –Informative: use graphics/illustrations – charts, graphs, photos, design elements –Eye-catching: legible from a distance: no more than words; bullet points; sub- headings; font; size of font; colour/contrast; ‘flow’ –Content: aims clear –Logo – top, left or right, with white-space around it

10 10 Content, Design, Practicalities Practicalities –Design it: plan, software, output –Check it: review text; check legibility / scans –Proof it: show it to colleagues, family etc; OK? Revise? –Print it: Stuart Wade – computer labs 0.07 –Submit it –Present it

11 11 Content, Design, Practicalities Practicalities –A1 (59.4 x 84.1cm. / x 33.11in.) –Landscape or portrait – words –A4 version –DMU logo (top left or top right)

12 12 Content, Design, Practicalities Suggestions: –PowerPoint, Word –QuarkXpress or InDesign –Save your finished poster as a PDF for printing out –Print out at full-size to check images, layout, etc before you produce the final version

13 13 Content, Design, Practicalities Suggestions: –San Serif font –Title: pt –Sub-headings – 40pt –Body text – 24pt –Images: at least dpi at the size used on the A1 poster

14 14 Content, Design, Practicalities Presentation of your poster –A1 poster supported by A4 handout –Talking through your poster –Answering questions

15 15 Questions? Michael Pritchard


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