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  1. Posters Basics of Posters

  2. Content • Why using posters • Purpose of posters • Different types of posters • Do’s • Dont’s • Tips • Links • Sources

  3. 1. Why using posters? • Good posters reach a wide audience • Viewers of your poster can read the material in their own way and take as much time they need • Posters get a high amount of attention for relatively low investments • Posters can be created quickly which keeps your poster up to date • You can place your poster on a strategic place where you reach your audience

  4. 2. Purposes of poster • Information source • Overview of your project • Advertisement of your project • Conversation starter

  5. 3. Different types of Posters • Educational posters • Posters with a lot of information. Meant for a closer look • Promotional posters • Clear to viewer at a glance, usually with a large slogan • Communicational posters • Posters with a message to the audience “Reed et al., Figure 4: Poster of key steps in solar photo-oxidative disinfection of drinking water” “http://www.muslimhands.org/Site/Pages/OurWork/CommunitySchemes/SafeWaterScheme” “http://library.thinkquest.org/3646/earth/ activities/water/posterw.html”

  6. 4. Do… • Minimize text • Use a simple style with simple graphics • Use a large font size • Use white spaces to organize your poster • Use appropriate colors • Include contact information • Check your spelling

  7. 5. Don’t… • Use a lot of different colors • Use difficult fonts • Use shading • Use different figures all the time, but maintain continutiy. (For example with clothes and other features) • Go into detail • Offend religious or cultural beliefs of people

  8. 6. Tip Design the poster first by drawing and writing your initial idea before designing it on the computer

  9. 6. Tip “Does the poster fulfill the purpose? You are not producing works of art, but artwork for a particular purpose” (artists’ development Workshop, Pakistan)

  10. 6. Tip Reader gravity isthe phenomenon that readers tend to read in their own language-specific way. In Western countries this means that the readers eyes are pulled from top to bottom and from left to right. Use this knowledge.

  11. 7. Interesting links • Creating Effective Poster Presentations Guidelines for presenting effective posters • Tips for Posters Small paper with useful tips • De Postergigant Dutch organization for printing posters

  12. 8. Information Sources • Pictures slide 1 • www.joburg.org.za/2005/june/jun2_fest.stm • www.lukegilman.com/high-on-the-hog/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/poster-water.jpg • http://www.vwo-campus.net/W4L/images/grafisch/poster_water4life.def.jpg