Would you like to develop a scientific poster that effectively conveys your research results? One that looks skilful, but didn’t take forever to design? Then use this practical science poster design guide to make a professional presentation.
Many of these quotes come from the clients I worked with. Apt researchers who struggled to create a scientific poster that could be read at a glance and convey the essentials. Similarly, during my workshops, I saw students strive to prioritise outcomes, structure data and translate their research into a visually comprehensible overview.
Unfortunately, not all scientists and students are in a position to outsource the creation of their research posters. Or to attend my workshops. For those who wish to learn how to design a research poster, I created this complete science poster design guide.
In this guide, I present 8 steps towards the creation of professional posters that do the trick – whether you wish to inform or persuade your audience.
Don’t know how to start? Don’t worry! This guide will tell you exactly how to go from uncluttering the details to creating a sound scientific poster. The 8 steps are easy to implement and I added an example for further context. Easy does it!
You will learn which free and paid tools to use. You will also receive practical science poster design tips and ready-to-use science poster templates. In short, if you lack time or inspiration, this guide will speed up the poster creating process!
Agreed, your scientific poster should look professional, but it doesn’t need to win a prize for its design. Therefore, the tips in the book are pragmatic and easy to apply. You don’t need to be an Illustrator expert to convey your research message!
Where to find great fonts
Which colours work best?
What about backgrounds
How to sketch a design?
Advice on printing matters
Lots (I mean: lot’s!) of inspiration
'Everything should be made
as simple as possible,
but not simpler.'
- Albert Einstein