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Clear at Glance - Designing Effective Academic Posters

Course 2020-18

Date & Time:
05.10. 2020: 09:00 - 16:00
follow-up: 09.10.2020, 9:00 - 10:00

Venue: online

Trainer: Birgit Lukowski

Due to the Corona Crisis, the workshop was transformed into an online-seminar and
simulates the traditional physical event as closely as possible. The seminar is streamed via Zoom and contains online and offline parts.

Poster sessions are an integral part of almost every scientific conference. Their purpose is to highlight research results, visualize them, and stimulate discussion. To draw your audience in, you need a crystal-clear message, a text format optimized for best legibility and well-chosen graphics. And above all, you need to think well through how to organize your research content on the huge A0 poster format.
Basic rules of graphic design and layout technique will help you to present your work in a visually well-structured and appealing way. The training provides ample time (in this case offline) to put directly into practice what you have learned and is rounded off by a follow-up to discuss your poster drafts.


October 5, 2020 | 9:00 – 16:00 |

9:00 – 12:00 | ONLINE
•    login – welcome – introduction
•    communication – structure, main message, target audience, objectives, intended impact
•    corporate design and poster templates
•    design basics – typography, colour, proportional balance, visualisation and images
•    composition and professional layout technique – designing with grid and columns
•    how to set up and work with poster templates (in PowerPoint)

13:00 – 15:00 | OFFLINE
Practice time to design or redesign your poster at home/office

15:00 – 16:00 | ONLINE First Feedback – time for questions – tips how to work on

October 9, | 9:00 – 10:00 |
ONLINE Feedback – Follow-Up: Get together to present and evaluate the poster drafts

To profit the most from this workshop, participants are required to bring material (text, images, graphs etc.)
of their current research work or recently designed posters.


This workshop is fully booked and we already have a long waiting list. Registration is no longer possible.

Trainer: Birgit Lukowski

Birgit Lukowski is communication designer and lecturer for presentation technique in Berlin. Based upon her extensive teaching experience in various academic contexts she conceptualized a practice-oriented workshop programme specially tailored to the needs of graduates and early career scientists. Since 2008 the seminar is being offered at numerous graduate academies across Germany and enjoys increasing popularity.

Website: www.designspace.suedstern-grafik.de

Aktualisiert von: BYRD