Writing in the Chronicle’s Vitae section, Kathryn Everson summarizes guides for creating effective poster session posters: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/379-seduction-in-the-poster-session
She reviews the need for planning, attention to layout, typography, and color, and software tools. About the latter, she suggests that Microsoft’s PowerPoint, which is typically used by academics for posters but was designed for projection systems, is not ideal for the print medium of the poster. She suggests alternatives.
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