RUB Research School

Pr_05: ONLINE Academic Posters - Concept, Design and Presentation

For doctoral researchers from all research fields | Level all

Online workshop

Date: day 1: 21.09.2023 + day 2: 28.09.2023
Time: 09.00 - 16.00 hrs each day with flexible time schedules and breaks
Trainer: Birgit Lukowski
Language: English
Participants: max. 12 persons
Credit Point: acknowledged with 0,75 CP for the doctoral training programme of RUB RS Certificate

This workshop is offered for researchers who would like to advance their competencies in desgining effective academic posters for their projects.

Course Concept

As a major aspect of academic communication, posters are an integral part of almost every scientific conference. Their purpose is to highlight and visualise research results as effectively as possible and invite for discussions. Specially tailored to the requirements of academic posters, the workshop focuses on the conveyance of design and presentation skills and on the practical training how to apply these skills for an effective communication of research projects.

The first part of the workshop covers the key principles of design and layout techniques such as typography, colour, proportional balance, visualisation and the use of grids and columns. Participants also learn how to conceive and develop a clearly structured poster by reducing the scientific content to the most significant points. The second part focusses on essential presentation skills, e.g. main aspects of verbal and nonverbal communication, dramaturgy and structure, clarification and reduction. The workshop is rounded off with the preparation and training of short poster presentations, video recording and constructive trainer and group feedback.

Day 1: Concept and Design of Effective Academic Posters

poster – the visual tool | content structure | key principles of poster design: typography, colour, composition, image and visualisation | professional layout technique | the use of grid and columns | handling poster templates | poster practice session and poster evaluation

Day 2: Effective Poster Presentations

interplay poster design & oral presentation | interacting with visual aids | defining objectives and clarifying the main message | dramaturgy, opener & close | verbal and nonverbal communication | short poster presentation with video recording | feedback | 

PART 1 provides the input enabling you to design or redesign your poster and PART 2 the platform to present and profile your scientific poster.

Birgit Lukowski, communication designer, lecturer, trainer. Based upon her extensive teaching experience in various academic contexts, Birgit Lukowski started to create design workshops that are specifically tailored to the needs of graduates and early career scientists. Her approach lies on the practice-oriented conveyance of design and presentation skills to effectively communicate scientific content.

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