Learn about poster design from these convienient online resources.
- Designing Effective Posters (UNC HSL)
The UNC HSL staff will teach you about poster design elements, the design process, and how to get started in either PowerPoint or Adobe Indesign in this tutorial. Contains poster critique examples, step by step instructions, and screenshots.
- An Effective Poster :: Creating Effective Poster Presentations
Ever wonder why some posters attract more attention and praise than others? Learn how to engage your audience by designing an effective poster with this tutorial from NC State.
- Do's and Don'ts of Poster Presentation
In this article, Steven M. Block of Princeton University lists do's and don'ts for you to consider when creating your poster.
- Designing Conference Posters by Colin Purrington
"Gratuitous advice on how to prepare posters for scientific meetings, research conferences, and similar gatherings of nerds who want to share their stuff on really big pieces of paper. With apologies, this page is really long, but should give you the basics on how to make your poster and how to present it without embarrassing yourself."
- Flickr: Poster Sessions
Colin Purrington of Swarthmore College states, "[This] group has examples of great and terrible posters, though they are not labeled as such." Critique these designs to boost your poster design skills, and to get ideas on how to lay out your own poster.
- The Basics of Poster Design: Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium
I recommend using the poster checklist near the end of this webpage when you're doing your final poster proofread. You can also give the checklist to a peer to help them critique your poster.
- A Practical Guide to Designing a Poster for a Presentation
A practical guide to designing a poster for presentation. David J. Briggs. Nursing Standard. 23.34 (Apr. 29, 2009) p35.
- Effective Scientific Posters: Quick Reference
This concise sheet of tips from NC State serves as a quick reference for those in a hurry.
- Poster Perfect: How to Drive Home Your Science With a Visually Pleasing Poster
The Scientist's Edyta Zielinska provides advice for making "concise, well-presented, and eye-catching posters" by talking to "researchers who have sharpened their scientific pitches, as well as to graphic designers who understand the rationale behind color, font, and layout choices."
If the software you're using to design your poster is stumping you, check out the following webpages.