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Epic Fail: What a Perfectly Putrid Poster Can Do for You

November 15, 2013 by  
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Nice article in Eos by Paul Cooper and Julia Galkiewicz who define a PPP (Perfectly Putrid Poster).

The Importance of a Clearly Written and Complete Caption

June 7, 2013 by  
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I never tire of this analogy. For the answer, click here. From Style for Students by Joe Schall.

Avoiding pie charts

June 4, 2013 by  
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Are these individual pie charts easy to get quantitative information from? How about when presented like this? As you can see, obtaining quantitative information from pie charts is near impossible. And, if you want to compare two of them, you can generally tell only the most obvious differences. A more carefully constructed plot using horizontal […]

More thoughts about scientific poster presentations

As our academic year comes to an end and our undergraduate and masters students are busy preparing scientific posters of their dissertation research, I am reminded of why I dread having to grade these posters every year. Students usually just dump their manuscript into a poster template and then trim it down until it fits. […]

An example of an excellent figure

March 1, 2013 by  
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I had been showing this figure to several students recently about an effective way to plot a lot of spatial data without the figure looking cluttered. I think this is one excellent way to do it. The plots are all ordered around the perimeter of the map, yet the points take you to the locations […]

Proof that a poster can be attractive to an audience

February 11, 2011 by  
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By designing an interesting, interactive poster and selling it to the audience, look at the people I was able to attract to my poster. (Photo by the AMS official photographer)

Rethinking Poster Sessions as Second-Class

February 1, 2011 by  
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At first, I was furious. It’s the best research I’ve done in a while, and I wanted to present it publicly at the AMS Annual Meeting for all to see. Instead, the program committee gave me a poster.

Why you should use sans serif fonts for figures, posters, and slides.

September 25, 2009 by  
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Serifs are those little vertical lines and flourishes at the ends of letters (like the vertical lines at the ends of the capital S or the horizontal line at the bottom of the lower-case r). Use sans serif fonts (Helvetica, Arial) because the near-uniform width of the strokes keeps the font readable when reduced in […]

Powerful Poster Presentations

August 22, 2009 by  
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This entry was written by Sabine Göke, head of the radar group at the University of Helsinki in Finland. She was awarded the Spiros G. Geotis Prize for her first poster presentation at the 28th American Meteorological Society Conference on Radar Meteorology, Austin, Texas, USA.