(Image by Lefteris Heretakis on Flickr, reused under Creative Commons CC-By-2.0)
If you need to create a research poster, we have some resources which may be of use:
Books from the Library
- [Print only] “Successful Research Projects” = a general research book, Appendix A covers posters.
- [Print only] “Preparing Scientific illustrations” = a little dated (1996) but still has some useful advice
- E-book: “Effective writing in Psychology: papers, posters and presentations” = advice on posters in Chapter 16 is generally useful, not just for Psychologists. It should be able to save the relevant chapter as a PDF within copyright permissions.
- Fairly substantial research article from Health Services Research
- “How to keep your poster from resembling an “abstract painting” (PDF) by Cornell University (large but humorous!)
- If you like “learning objects”, Leicester Uni have created this one on “Designing posters“
- If you like Prezis, here is one from University College Plymouth on “Designing an Academic Poster“
- A PDF guide from Liverpool Uni on making an impact with a poster
- Blog post from Vitae on “what makes a good poster?”: based on an article from Nature.
Further inspiration may come from looking at examples: F1000 Posters is a “a unique open access repository for posters and slide presentations across biology and medicine” but can be a source of ideas for any subject area in terms of style and design.
If you know any good sources of help or have words of wisdom for creating posters, please leave a comment!
Posted by: Sam