More alternative posters: the poster as billboard

Relevant to the subject of my previous post, Mike Morrison, a PhD student at Michigan State University, recently shared a lil’ animated guide and some templates about how to design better posters. I think the quick graphical summary really shows what he’s going for:


The focus is no longer on how much of a full paper you can cram onto a limited space, but how rapidly you can deliver your central finding(s) to an audience of highly-distracted session attendees. Check out the Powerpoint templates as well - he’s included some suggestions on high-contrast color schemes and some other design details. I’ll definitely implement some of these ideas in my next poster.