Using a lively mix of practical exercises, software tutorial, discussion, and group work this course examines the essentials of creating an impactful and memorable poster design.
Standing out in a world of grey boxes
A guide to the essential steps to designing a powerful poster. What has visual impact – and what to avoid. Practical, easy-to-apply tips to create a professional standard of output. Integrating the principles of visual communication to poster design, and the course leader’s recommendation for easiest software to learn.
- Starting right: writing and editing the text to provide a powerful focus
- Essentials of visual logic
- Finding the optimum layout
- Principles of ‘Grid Design’
- Software tools: Powerpoint, Adobe illustrator, Corel Draw
- Powerpoint techniques and brief top tips tutorial
- Use of Imagery: What works, and what doesn’t – with examples
- Graphic Design or hand-drawn illustration?
- Photoshop and other photo-manipulation software
- How to test the poster and obtain feedback
- Creating Interactive (e.g. PICO) academic posters
On the third day of this course, which follows one week after the first two, the participants each have the opportunity to present a poster in an online environment for the feedback of the group.
For doctoral candidates of all disciplines.
If there are free spots, we also allow postdocs to participate.
Course Language: English
Instructor: Mark Edwards
Three-day online workshop: May 8, 9 & 17
More information and registration here.
Zeit & Ort
08.05.2023 | 09:00
three-day online workshop