Presentation on theme: "Creating Effective Conference Posters using PowerPoint"— Presentation transcript:
1 Creating Effective Conference Posters using PowerPoint Adam Warren Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit
2 Write for your audience non-specialistsclear language, avoid or explain jargonno more than 3 minutes reading?what ‘news’ are you offering them?how will this interest them?what questions will they be asking?answer them!
3 Information at a glance use a big title that catches the eyeuse photos to attract attentionuse headings to ‘chunk’ informationuse bullets to summarise textuse diagrams to summarise ideasuse charts to summarise datainclude your name and contact details
4 serif – sans-serif - cursive Make text legiblemake text easy to read from 1m+large text sizes ( pt) for ‘body text’avoid CAPITALShigh contrast between text and backgroundsimple but stylish typefacesavoid long line lengths (max 50 characters)use columns or text boxeshave someone else check your spellingserif – sans-serif - cursive
5 Design essentials does the design assist understanding? lead the eye across / down the textleave plenty of “white space”create a clean and consistent lookfonts and sizes, colours and shapesalign design elements – or separateuse colour purposefullyborrow ideas from posters you like
9 Don’t…make assumptions about the display arrangements at the conferencetry to squeeze too much on to the posteruse fancy fonts and texturesexpect print to match screen colourleave things until the last minute!
10 Poster production Start with the content text, images and graphicsDecide on overall colour schemeCreate first draft using PowerPointget feedback from colleaguesUpdate and proof-readPrint on large ink-jet
11 How big is A1? European paper standard sizes: A4 21x30 A3 30x42 A2
12 Printing costs Print Centre print it yourself (60p) xfull-colour print and encapsulate:A2 (42x60) £15 colour inkjetA1 (60x84) £24 colour inkjetA0 (84x120) £43 colour inkjetprint it yourself (60p)