Whether you're creating a poster about your research for the very first time, or simply wondering how to make your poster more clear and appealing so it attracts more attention, check out our collection of tips, articles, and videos, below.
- Read Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation, from PLOS Computational Biology
- Read Poster Perfect: How to Drive Home Your Science with a Visually Pleasing Poster, a brief article from the Scientist
- Poster Production Tips, including printing services, from UCSF's CTSI
- Get feedback during a practice poster presentation, using OCPD's Poster Presentation Feedback Form
- How to make presentations and figures that are friendly to colorblind people. Okabe, M. and Ito, K. This website, aimed at life-scientists, contains valuable advice for how to make your research visible to color-blind colleagues.
- Watch a video: Creating and Presenting Dynamic Posters. Talk given in 2010 by B. Wagener at the NIH's Office of Intramural Training and Education (58 mins).
- Check out the book: Dazzle ‘Em with Style: The Art of Oral Scientific Presentation. Anholt, R. 2005. Elsevier Academic Press. London, England. Available from OCPD's Library.
- Check out the book: Preparing Scientific Illustrations: A Guide to Better Posters, Presentations, and Publications. Briscoe, M. H. 1996. Springer-Verlag, Inc. New York, NY. Available from OCPD's Library.
Tools for Making Posters
- Ways to print your poster, list compiled by UCSF's CTSI
- UCSF library's list of resources for creating posters, including downloadable templates containing UCSF logos