In this workshop, participants learn how to conceive and develop a clearly structured poster in order to attract the attention of their target audience. They will also learn the importance of moving away from densely-packed, high word count formats still so common today.
As a major aspect of academic publishing, posters are an integral part of almost every scientific conference. Their purpose is to highlight and visualize research results as effectively as possible and invite discussion. Basic knowledge about design will help participants to present their research work visually well organized, attractive, eye-catching.
Specially tailored to the requirements of scientific presentations, the workshop conveys a basic knowledge of design and layout techniques, e.g. text formatting for better readability, optimizing images and graphs, handling of proportion/composition and using layout grids and templates.
The practical part provides ample time to apply the gained knowledge and the opportunity to design or redesign your individual scientific poster.
Important: To profit the most from this workshop, participants are required to bring individual material (text, images, graphs etc.) of their current research work or recently designed posters, as well as a laptop equipped with PowerPoint (optionally OpenOffice).