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.
Putting together a poster isn’t just reformatting your paper. It should be more than a printout of each page of your research paper tacked together, side by side. It is an asset for your research. It is a continuation of your hard work and therefore it is worthy of your attention and time. Here is an infographic detailing 10 tips to creating a knockout poster that accurately and successfully presents your research findings in a compelling way.
"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."
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 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."
Working with InDesign and stumped about a feature? Adobe's Indesign Support center has video tutorials related to InDesign, as well as a list of the top troubleshooting issues that InDesign users have experienced.