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Better Posters · 2d ago

Critique: Let’s compare

Today’s contribution comes from Richard McGee. Click to enlarge!Before I get to the critique, Richard has a word of warning for us. Here he is presenting his poster. See any differences in t...
Better Posters · 1W ago

The view from SICB 2018: "The effect of..."

I am in San Francisco for the annual Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting. At every meeting I go to, I am looking for trends in poster design, either good or bad. This yea...
Better Posters · 3W ago

Link round-up for December 2017

One of the problems with free fonts is that they often don’t have special characters that are necessary for proper display of characters from other languages, or symbols.Google Noto is a ser...
Better Posters · 1M ago

Critique: Badger parasites

Today’s poster comes from Rachel Byrne. Click to enlarge!Rachel was kind enough to respond to my request to share this, which I think is just a delightful work. It demonstrates the old adage...
Better Posters · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 2M 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 pos...
Better Posters · 2M 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 · 2M 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...