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Better Posters · 3d ago

Critique: baby heads

Today’s poster comes to us courtesy of Laura Steinmann, presented at the 2018 American Nurses Association conference. Click to enlarge!She writes:I developed a 4 foot by 8 foot poster which ...
Better Posters · 1W ago

Link round-up for November 2017

The link roundup after the massive Neuroscience meeting is always fun. Just ask Shaena Montanari, “How big is that meeting?”Was at the bar tonight in DC and saw poster tubes... I’m not even ...
Better Posters · 2W ago

The shut out: when nobody visits your posters

A couple of weeks ago, I featured a poster that had no visitors. This, followed by having to defend poster sessions the next week got me wondering.Just how many people put in the time and ef...
Better Posters · 3W ago

Posters teach visual science communication skills

The National Academy of Sciences of the US regularly sponsors the Sackler symposium on science communication. I’ve had gripes with them in the past. I have another this year : Increase of po...
Better Posters · 3W ago

The perils of PIZI: the “PI Zone of Intimidation”

Justin Kiggins wrote:The zone of PIs chatting with each other between the posters was always super intimidating to me.Science writer Bethany Brookshire agrees.It was super intimidating to me...
Better Posters · 1M ago

Why academic conference posters rock

Iva Cheung fires a shot across the bow with a long blog post titled, “Why academic conference posters suck.”Ahem. Obviously, I have thoughts on this.Cheung begins by noting that there is not...
Better Posters · 1M ago

Critique: Life in the cold

Max Showalter had the worst possible poster experience. The thing we all dread. Max wrote:I recently presented this poster at a large conference and of the thousands of people walking by lit...
Better Posters · 1M ago

Link roundup for October 2017

This month’s link round-up begins with a big tutorial on making posters by Desi Quintans, “How I make conference posters.”Excerpt:About my design ethosI think that visual design is just as i...
Better Posters · 1M ago

Critique and makeover: Bird sperm

Today’s poster is a contribution from Antje Girndt, who presented this at the European Society of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) 2017 meeting in Groningen, the Netherlands. Click to enlarge! An...
Better Posters · 2M ago

Critique: Crab parasites

Most of the time, I think my poster aesthetic might be described as Swiss style. That’s the period that saw the creation of Helvetica, for instance. It’s a style that is very spare and very ...