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Academics use posters to present research, but their posters are often ugly, with tiny text, confusing layouts, and dubious colour schemes. Better Posters is about making posters informative and beautiful. This blog is updated weekly on Thursdays.
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Critique: Feather sections
The poster contributors from the last Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting have continued to be generous with sharing their work. I’m pleased to show off another beauty fr...
Critique and makeover: Migrating birds
This is the third poster I was able to get submitted after I prowled through the halls of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting last month. This one is from Carolyn Bua...
Link roundup for January 2017
The Columbo rule vindicated again! Another research article has found that simple, declarative titles are the best. (The first was this.) Articles with such title were more likely to be high...
Critique: frog choices
The “Best of Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology” continues, with this contribution courtesy of Matthew Murphy! Click to enlarge!This is a very successful poster on multiple coun...
Bound by ribbons: SICB 2017
I’ve been to the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) meeting before, and I’ve been to conferences in New Orleans before. Based on that, you would think this meeting would ...
Critique: Viper shapes
Today’s poster comes from Jessica Tingle, who I met at the recent Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting in New Orleans, where she presented this poster. Click to enlarge – ...
Picking up the tab
I’m stepping a bit away from the poster board this week, so to speak, to talk about conference etiquette more generally. Conferences involve travel and eating out, usually in locations that ...
Link roundup for December 2016
Who else got a Christmas present delivered in poster-styled gift wrapping?Hat tip to Shit Academics Say.Sometimes we have a best poster of the month, but this is probably the first nominee f...
Critique: Water balance
Today’s poster is up a little late because the contributor asked that it be shown after the conference ended, and totally not because of bad time management on my part. That’s my story and I...
No more slidesters, part 7: Inkscape
Inkscape is a free software that creates vector-based illustrations. As such, it’s the freeware answer to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW.Inkscape has been on my radar for some time, but I h...
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