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The conference where your poster is going to be presented, is a great opportunity to find collaboration for multidisciplinary approaches.
A lot of Same Day Poster printing clients of RushMyPrints have been presenting a poster based on biotechnology and microbiology.
Of note, they really enjoyed the possibility to look for collaboration, to identify the people who are the most knowledge able scientists in the topic that they’re working, but also to look for new scientists in other topics that they would like to develop in the future for future projects.
This is why poster printing and having the perfect design is important when at these conferences.
We really encourage the early-career researchers to come to all poster presenting scientific conferences in NY. They will have the opportunity to show their scientific outcome and to collaborate with other community scientists.
Don’t miss the opportunity to send your abstract to the EFSA conference.
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All right every one, before we get started designing ur own poster with InDesign I want to show you some posters I made over the years in my studies as a biologist. Here we go with the posters. The poster you see here is the very first poster I made and this is really just this typical wall of text that you see so often. Every one just tries to get as much information on the poster as they can but on a conference no one will stand in front on a poster and read it for 10 minutes. Also you see here that the edge to the border of the paper is not very big. So, actually when I printed this thing and put it into the frame on the wall of our department it was cutting some text on the edges, because the frame was overlapping. So make sure you have also some distance from your text and the border. Also make sure that the color is really emphasizing something important. In this case here the color is emphasizing on something that is more background information and not really your own result. But your poster, it's your poster / your research and you should pitch your results to the person who is looking at your poster, and not some "boring" background information. The next poster was part of my bachelor thesis. As you can see in this poster, putting boxes around your text can give your poster a little bit more structure. However the layout on this poster is still very tight, there is not a lot of (free) space. And if you look clotser you will spot some small arrows that are pointing to the next box you should read. If your poster layout needs arrows to give the reader a guide which panel to read next, your layout is probably not very good. So the poster should have a natural flow and should be self explaining which way it should be read. I also think text wise this is still a little bit to much and you should cut down on the information. Here you see a poster from my bachelor thesis again. this one I made a few years later as part of an English course. And as you can see here, the amount of text is a lot less and also the bars on the side give the poster a nice structure and flow. So it's not confusing, you know where to start reading and which way to go. Actually I stole this poster idea pretty much from another poster. But thats not a big problem, because I think design is always redesign. Look at some posters and get inspired and just take the best parts from each poster for your own poster. At the end of the day, it wont look one to one the same you always will have your own style a little bit in there. I also want to point out that you have a picture of your organism which is always nice, because people might not be familiar with the organism in this case its some fungi on the anthers of the flower (the black dust). And then in the material and methods, you have a nice flow chart which makes it really easy to explain to your viewers what you actually did. And then the most emphasize is of cause on your results. And also the graph here is keep very very simple. And you have a map, which shows some population structure. So with a poster like this, it's really easy to explain the results of your work. This poster I made in my time in Sweden in a group project with some other people where we were working on sustainability. And actually I really like this poster because its very simple. We brought this poster to a conference and it was really nice to discuss the poster in front of people because you have only very little text and a few pictures so it's not overwhelming, it's very clear. And you can point out the important thing of your project very well with the pictures. So it's easy to pitch the main idea to the people who are interested in your poster. Whoever this really depends on the topic you want to present because if you have some scientific experiments and things like this you also need to include some background information and material and methods things. So in this case it was just a (small) project we were working on, not so much data more like a concept on a project that could be implemented in schools to get kids reconnected to nature. This next poster is also a little bit unconventional. This one is about a concept in developed for sustainability to visualise the main idea of sustainability in another way. I actually never had the chance to show this off somewhere but I think still it's a nice layout, because it's not your traditional layout in columns. I mean columns give you a very nice structure. But if we see this poster compared to your standard posters on a conference I'm pretty confident that people get interested in the poster because it just looks different, it stands out. And standing out should also be a goal of your poster to get people interested. However this is kind of a difficult thing because it is scientific data you can't do it like this most of the time. This is more like a louse concept and you don't have the typical structure of your normal poster. But maybe keep in mind that you should have one eye catching element on you poster, even if it's traditionally organised. I always like to look at some info-graphics on the web. So if you do a quick search on google for info-graphics, you will find a lot of them. The funny thing about info-graphics is, they also present some information to you but usually people really like to read them, because they are prepared in a nice visual way. And this is incredibly difficult to really make also with your scientific data because scientific data is a lot of the times very complex. But if you manage to break down your data and make it even a little bit like a info-graphic, I think it will look very nice. So you could set your goal to make an poster that looks like an info-graphic, or even a movie poster or an ad. And if you keep those ideas and concepts in mind, while you're making your poster you poster hopefully will not look like an info-graphic but it also won't look like a boring poster with a lot of text in it. So it really is something in between which which I think is very appropriate for a scientific poster. So it will be visible in the mass of posters you find on conferences but it won't right jump at you in a very negative "too manny colors" way. This one is the latest poster I made, and I had it on two conferences in 2012. And one one I actually won a poster prize YAAAY! ; ) This one is presenting the results of my master thesis. And as you can see here, I have basically two main figures with the results so you really want to cut down on your results, and only show the most important key things. And other than that, it's a pretty standard poster with a two column layout and with a eye catching Dinocras cephalotes, the organism I worked with, on the side here. Also notice again, we have a flow chart for our methods. And one thing I like, the main question and some key conclusions so if someone walks by your poster, he can read the question; what was the goal of the research and then the conclusions what did they find out. And then decide if they are interested in reading the poster further. What is maybe bad about the poster that it's a little bit clouded, could be a little bit less text a little bit more free space and also not every one might be a big fan of the colorfulness of this poster. So with colors it's kind of up to you which colors you like. But don't overdo it with to much colors keep it very consistent with the layout and also the text, don't mix to much stuff. Actually the secret, why I think I won did win poster prize is on the corner right here. I made a video for the poster, so people could take their smartphones and scan the little QR code down here to see a 3 minute video presentation about my work. And if you want to take a look at the video you can click on the poster right now to see that video. And actually as you are watching this video almost to the end, I shall give you another great tip how to win a poster prize. I went to two conferences where this hapend, it's quite funny. Because if you build a moddel of your organism this sounds very stupid, but like build an insect out of some paper or what ever and have it this size and just put it on your poster. Because this really helps your poster to stand out and on two conferences people who did this actually won a poster prize. So even if you don't study biology if you study physics or what not, you could build the star that you are working on of you could build a little house if you are an architect. just something that is sitting in front of your poster and this will really help your poster to stand out and I would say very likely help you win a poster prize. So if you are building something like this, make sure to send me a picture and tell me how it went on the conference. However, don't get to excited, don't get especially your hopes to high for conferences. Sometimes it really can happen that no one cares about your poste ror your topic and you just sit there for two hours and no one is talking to you. this pretty much hapend to one of my posters but then on the next conference I got a prize for it. But don't focus to much on those things, make a great poster because you enjoi doing it and because you think its fun to have a nice looking poster. All right I hope I was able to give you dome do's and dont's. We now going to get into much more detail when we are making the poster and I will point out all the little things you should take good care of. I have chosen to make a poster about how to make a poster, because I think this will help me personally to keep it to 300 words and tell you only the key things that you should really watch out for when you are making your poster. Because I could stay here for one more hour and tell you all the little details but in the end it's really important that the key points on your poster are right. However, I will also if I make a poster about scientific things, about my research again I will also talk about this a little bit more, so that you can also see what it is like to make a scientific poster about your research project. Because I think making a poster about your research, it's a little bit more difficult than making a poster about some arbitrary topic like "how to make a poster" or "what color is the sun" or what ever. So you can click here to go to the next step and there we will open up InDesign and start making our poster. However I really hope you have watched the first video, you can watch it here and check that you have checked of all points in the "What to do before making a poster" check list in the introductory video. So, let's get started!.
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The conference is a great opportunityto find collaboration for multidisciplinary approaches. I was presenting a poster based onbiotechnology and microbiology. I really enjoyed the possibility tolook for collaboration, to identify the people who are the most knowledgeablescientists in the topic that I’m working but also to look for new scientistsin other topics that I would like to develop in the future for future projects. I really encourage theearly-career researchers to come to this conference. They will have the opportunityto show their scientific outcome and to collaborate with othercommunity scientists. Don’t miss the opportunityto send your abstract to the EFSA conference.
Hello every one, today we will be discussing which program to use to make scientific posters. You don't have much choice here, but I see frequently people screwing this up. Let's go over potential programs that people are frequently using. First we have normal powerpoint, you can also get this fro free if you use Open office, LibreOffice or StarOffice. and then we have three Adobe programs. We have Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. So which program should you use? Well actually powerpoint is not that bad most people are already familiar with powerpoint. And if you create a big spread in the beginning you can align all your objects on the spread and it's quite simple to use. So if you don't have much time for your poster and you want to have still a decent poster it's totally fine to use powerpoint. However as powerpoint is not supporting any vector graphics you should make sure that all your pictures are really big and have a heigh resolution (dpi). If people are interested I will also make a tutorial and show you how to use powerpoint to make your poster. Then we have the other three programs from Adobe. Let's talk about the obvious bad choice here this is of cause photoshop. As the name says it's fro photos and we want to make a poster. And the problem with photoshop is that it is pixel based so you would need to put out the actual poster for print in a very big resolution to get it to print nicely. Also photoshop doesn't support text very well. So for a movie poster photoshop is very nice but for a scientific poster with quite some text and some lines and figures and so on photoshop should never be considered for making a poster. Then we are left with InDesign and illustrator. And quite often people use Illustrator. And to be honest, that is not a very bad choice however we have some specific problems with illustrator. First wen don't have spelling correction. And then also some text features with text kerning, so the spacing between letters and things like that so the really fine detailed things are not very well implemented into illustrator. Also if you want to use boxes with rounded corners as it is used on posters quite often Illustrator has some problems if you resize the boxes. So if you pay attention when looking at some posters you can really tell if people made those with illustrator and just dragged the boxes to resize them and there where screwing up the corners. So why should you use InDesign then? Well InDesign works pretty much like powerpoint. You have a big spread where you can place things on. Also InDesign is very well made for text because it's made basically for print media like magazines and newspapers. And the really nice thing about InDesign is that it does integrate very well with illustrator and photoshop as well. So inDesign it self gives you the very nice text function and very nice boxes that look very well on posters. Also very nice features to align your elements on the poster it self. Because it's a layout program for print, that's exactly what we need. And the big trick with InDesign is that you can take your illustrator file, so lets say we have made a figure or flowchart. Vector based of cause so it prints nicely. We put it into InDesign and then it actually gets linked so now we have a complex figure in InDesign it self that we would normally make with illustrator, which we actually did. And if we now want to change something in this figure, we can just open the *. Ai document in illustrator and make our changes and this will be updated in InDesign automatically. The same thing goes for pictures that we make with photoshop. This way our main document is not very cluttered and it's still very very easy to work with. If you would do the same thing in illustrator we would get the problem that we would have all of our graphics in one document and this can get very messed up with different layers and so on, so we don't want to do that. So I highly recommend using InDesign and if you don't have much time and you are more familiar with powerpoint there is also nothing wrong with using powerpoint. Sure you can till use illustrator but I think inDesign has some key advantages above illustrator and pleas never try to use photoshop to make a complete poster. So it's very simple; InDesign for the layout, illustrator as the name is telling you only for illustrations and photoshop only for photos. If you keep those things in mid (almost) nothing can go wrong with your poster.
Hello every one! Today we will continue working on our poster. And I would recommend if you have a department at your University to also take a look at posters that other people made. And especially take a look at the text sizes and pick a poster were you like the text size, and the spacing and the general layout. I would also recommend to take a ruler and actually measure the text size and also the distances between the objects. SO you can copy those exact sizes into InDesign. So now let's get started with the poster. For InDesign you need to figure out how big your poster should be. In this case we will make an A0 poster. You find the dimensions of the paper for example on wikipedia. I will have a link in the description below. Now let's go back to InDesign and in here we create a new document. This one should be of cause for print. In this case we don't need facing pages and one page is enough. The paper size should be A0 this is not in here, so we need to type in the values. Double check that those values are correct. Next we could set up the column but we will do this later. However the margins we can already set those up in here. Those will be the space between the actual poster and the space to the border of the paper. So in this case 25mm should be fine. If you are working with inches and things like that you can also write them in here and ad the uni inch. And InDesign will convert those automatically to your default unit. We can click on OK. And the first thing you want to do is to save this document. I always like to add a version one, version two and so on so I have always backups of the original files. We click on save. I have prepared as I have recommended in a video before a little draft. So we can import this in here. This is just a picture I took. Normally you don't need to import this but for you so you can follow along I will put it in here as well. So this is the basic layout of the poster. You see here I want to have a 3 column layout with the main projects. We also want to lock this layer and create a new one. And the poster itself if about the GeneStream project This will be a project were 4 PhD students will be working on to get their Dr degree. And I will be one of them. So the main goal of the poster is to introduce the project it self to show our project leader and also our project partners and give a little introduction. And then to introduce each project in quite some detail and also the person who is mainly working on this project. Then of cause we have a link to the website and acknowledgements. As we have a 3 column layout we should insert some lines in here. And we can do this under [Layout] -> [Margins and Columns. ] And in this case we would like to have 3 like this. And the gutter, so the spacing between those should be 2 cm. well, maybe 15 mm (spacing) is already enough. We can change those things later on. Click on OK. And here we have our basic layout. If you would have a more classical poster like this one here We actually would have a 5 column layout so those would be 2 columns and this one here 3 to give it a nice layout. In this case the materials and methods and the background should not take the main space of the poster this is more result oriented and for the discussion and conclusion. But in this case we will go with a 3 column layout. and we can start to insert a background. So we make sure that those are snapping nicely to the edges. In this case we have under [view] -> [grids and guides]. the smart guides activated, so this way everything snaps into place at certain ancerpoints. We can select this one here this is just a box. And we give in a nice color. Let's switch this one to RGB. And let's select maybe a nice blue. In this case this is for the border, so we switch it. So maybe something like this is fine for now. We can go to this layer and lock this one as well. And we put it for now into the background. Now we can add some text in here. So therefore we need a new layer. This will be our text layer, we put it on top. And we just start to drag out some text boxes. In this case this will be for the main headline. Then we will have a sub headline and also an area for the main authors. And also some contact information. Let's hide our draft for the moment and zoom in and write some text. For the headline I would recommend a text size of around 100-90 pt. And we change the font and we can make this bold. In this case I would increase the text size. This should be fine for now. At this point you don't need to vorry to much about this things. We can always change it later. Next we have this one here. In here you can add your authors. And you see now the font is changed again so to avoid this, we want a consistent fond across the whole poster. We should define a standard font in here. We click on the paragraph styles. Click on this one "NEW" and we name it "font". I'n this one we go on edit and go on basic character formats. And in here we set the font "myriad pro". Click on OK. And the headline, we can also create a new paragraph style for this one. Call this one headline. And if we go on edit we can make this one based on font. So it will always have the font that I set in the paragraph style "Font". For the authors and people to respond to maybe a text size of 50 pt is quite nice. Now I would think we should increase the size a little bit so all names do fit one here. Like this. And actually the Green on the Blue is not very nice to look at so let's change the color in here. We can double click on this and change the color for example to Red. Also you might want to change the names in here. So this will be our text Layer, and the rest is fine for now. Of cause we also want to define this one as a new paragraph style as well. Now we also need a sub headline. And for now this can be the same size. We will tweak those things later on. Let's arrange them how they would be on the final poster more or less. And over here there should be a small logo. So we put a box as a placeholder in here as well. And for figures and logos you should always use a separate layer, to keep everything organised. Like this. And if you want to move something to a new Layer, just drag an drop. Yes, this is unfortunately Green again. So we double click and change the color on this as well. We can also place a placeholder in here for a little university logo. Let's increase the size again. And now we need to redefine the style. This way the changes are applied to this paragraph style. If we now take a look at our draft we see that we have kind of a figure in here and also we want to have a small abstract. So in this case we can hide it again. And we first going to create a new layer and this one will be for text boxes. And this one can stay Green. So now we're going to create a basic text box. This will be for the introduction. And you might want to give this one another color. For example a nice orange to make it more visible. We can change all of those things later on. And for now we don't have a border. The really nice thing about InDesign is that you can give boxes very nice corners. So in here we can for example set 15 mm and we change the corner style of the box to round. This way it does get round corners on each side. Let's take a look at this in preview. Maybe we can increase this to 20 mm also. But those are details you can always change later on. Next we want to have our placeholder. This will be the pyramid thing That we put in here, a picture like this. Of cause we should move this one to the figures layer. Actually let's change the color of this one to maybe a dark Blue, jup. Next we can copy this one here. And have some informations about the project coordinator. And we can give this one maybe a nice blue. That is a little bit darker than the background. Maybe like this. Of cause you should make sure it is in text boxes. On the side there will be more information about the project it self. So some ext saying that we have 4 PhD projects and that they will be explained below and that all projects are quite interconnected. Next we can place our projects. By the way I am copying those things by pressing [ALT] when I drop it. And we can just give this one a nice size. We need some space down here for later. But this should be fine for now. Below here we need another text box. This one will be for the project website. And then we need another box for acknowledgements and all the project partners. Let's also add some space for pictures. We go to the Figure / Logos layer. And in here we just drag out some boxes. So here I would take a picture of every person that is responsible. And also we want to have nice picture for each project. We should make sure that those have a good size, so the border between the picture it self and the side of this box should be 10 mm, so let's zoom in in here. And we make sure that this one is right aligned, so it has the right size. So this is the width. And we're going to copy this and subtract 20 mm So instead of a 5 we have here 3. Now this box has the right size. We can now centre it in the middle. This is done by smart guides. And here we will have our picture in the end. We can also copy this one. The only thing that is missing now is the main text and to enter those you could do two things you can select the type tool and clicking one of those frames, to convert ti to an object where you can type in. However we're not going to do this right now. Instead we're going to switch the layer to text. And in this case we will drag a new text box above this layer. Because if we type in here the rounded corners will screw up our text layout. So we create a new text box and have this one on top. We don't need to worry to much about the alignment at this point. However what I would do now is go on text frame options and in here put a spacing of 10 mm on each side. Like this. And in here we will have our abstract. So the headline for example should be maybe the same size for now as our main authors. And then the basic text should be around 30 pt. In this case we're going to create a new style and call this one "basic text". We can now copy this one for all our boxes. I will take now some time to do some fine tuning and to add some text. You can add pictures, by just selecting them and dragging them into InDesign. Just click and hold to give it the right size. We can also put pictures directly into empty boxes. Like this. If you want to resize or manipulate the fitting of the pictures you can do this with those things here. Resizing it self can be done by double clicking in here and now you see it's Yellow around and by holding the shift key you will make sure that you don't change the proportions of the picture. All right I will do some layout stuff and we see us back in a few minutes. I find it always difficult to get the colors right so a good trick is to go to google docs and in here you have very nice colors. And we're going to take a screen shot of this we press [cmd]+[Shift]+ and we can select just these colors here. And then drop them into InDesign. We can put them on the side and select a nice color using the eye dropper tool. So we have here a nicer blue. We can also add some layout guides, but we want to put those on a separate layer. Let's call this one guides. And now we can from here just drag them down like this. And we clock them. This way we can align our objects on the same height. Like this. You might want to change the distances from the headlines and the normal text, and we can do this over here. We can maybe set this one to 7 mmm. like this. Or maybe 5 mm is already enough. And we want to redefine this over here. All right, here the basic layout is done. And now it's time to push this first idea to the other people who are working on this poster and to get some feedback and also some more text in it. I have changed some things. I did set the roundness on these boxes to 15 mm. And I also added some paragraph styles, some new ones for the figure descriptions. This one has the text size 24 pt. I will keep worrying on this poster and I will show you further results in one of the next videos. So you can click here and watch that video. Bye bye.
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