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Designing Effective Academic Posters

Six basic steps to create an appealing scientific poster

As a major aspect of academic publishing, academic 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. In this workshop, participants learn how to conceive and develop a clearly structured and appealing poster in order to attract the attention of their target audience and how to move away from densely-packed, high word count formats still so common today.

Specially tailored to the requirements of scientific poster 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 and using layout grids and templates.

Participants acquire important skills how to present their research work visually well organized, attractive, eye-catching and focused on its most relevant items and will have the opportunity to put directly into practice what they have learned.

Poster – the visual tool to support your presentation | pre-considerations | content structure | design basics: typography, image, colour, proportion |
corporate design elements | working with templates | scope
of design | design grid and columns | poster layout practice session | pdf | finishing | evaluation |

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 their laptops and PowerPoint.
Software: PowerPoint


Seminarzentrum D 2, Raum 1, Bergheimer Straße 58, Eingang Fehrentzstraße


Thursday, 06.09.2018, 09:00 - 16:00 Uhr


Birgit Lukowski
Südstern Grafik

Target Group

Number of participants

Max. 12 Personen


15 €

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