Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication (PowerPoint)

July 22, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Registration Required

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 9. This class will help you produce a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

This workshop will build on the design principles shared in Part 1 to show you how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations, and graphics and applying special effects. You have two options:

Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty and staff can download for free.

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures and other print media. It is very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students can use InDesign on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

This workshop is repeated thrice, with different tools:
• PowerPoint: Monday, July 22, or
• InDesign: Tuesday, July 23, or
• PowerPoint: Tuesday, July 30

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Please register in advance.

Contact Info

Andy Anderson
(413) 542-2255
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