Conference Poster: Hot or Not?!
I'm traveling this afternoon to San Francisco for my fourth conference of the year (I know, right?). BUT this will be my first presentation of the year. I'm heading to the Materials Research Society spring meeting to present my work in the Materials Science and Materials Chemistry for Energy symposium on Actinides--Basic Science, Applications, and Technology. Holy smokes. That was a mouthful.
I'm presenting a poster this time, and every time I have the opportunity to present a poster, I try to do something a little different. It helps that I have a fantastic designer-in-residence (read: my husband).
Keeping in mind that it's too late to change anything, I'd love your thoughts on the poster design.
[EDIT]: Here are a few of the responses that I've gotten so far--
Interesting- I like the photos and figures dead center- they seem to be a good size, proportionally. The title at the bottom is fresh- but if someone is looking for your poster from the abstract book- does it make you harder to find?
I'm curious what went into the decision to put title/authors at the bottom! interesting choice. I like it! I'm also a fan of the vertical poster. wonder if ACS will ever change board dimensions/give options.
It looks great, but it would be nice if you had a larger version so we could read it :-)
Result of a staff poll here at the Gypsum Museum in Walkenried, Germany: Good design, interesting topic. Downloadable?
Great. By the way, have you seen this? ;-) Example of a Bad Scientific Poster
I'm torn between criticizing it for being bland and praising it for being minimalistic. I think if you had less text in the abstract, or made it bullet points, then it would tip the scales toward minimalist, but as it stands that's just a big block of text right up in my face. I do like the right aligned headers and graph-only results. I'm not sold on the low title, but it might look different full-size... At some point I want to try a pull-quote in a poster. I think that would help break up the same-size text, and might have been an eye-catcher here.
Needs more orange. but i think you are off to a solid start. Besides more orange, it feels a little floaty to me, like there's no base, although you have a grid (that you've broken a bit in the middle). i like the title at the bottom and that the poster has a wider left margin than right margin.