Help designing a poster

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  • Yo!

    As a third year business and management student part of my research project is that I have to do a poster presentation. It is an A1 poster, 'a poster showing the most important parts of your dissertation which would enable the reader to understand your dissertation topic – AT A GLANCE!'

    As a non-design savvy gent (technology wise at least) I was wondering if any of the plethora of those who are gifted in the design department would help me in designing my poster, instructions, tips etc.

    I have all (nearly) the information to go on the poster, but am not sure of the best way to configure it (graphs, charts, words) and don't wan't to overload it with text.

    Closest I have come to this is designing flyers/posters for club nights.

    Any help that can be offered will be gratefully received.

    Come at me bros.
    x

  • my £0.02 it's about the content more than the design (other than it should be readable at 3 feet or so).

  • Cheers,
    I haz content, it's a subject I'm really passionate about, but 30% of the mark available are for design, presentation, visual impact and quality, and I don't want my dissertation to be let down by my lack of design skillz. Plus they get displayed for the next year, and I want mine to stand out!

  • AH. dope, theres some cool ideas, but also the reviews of content/style are really helpful as well!

  • Yeah, if you're not a design student then those sections picking apart and explaining the successful aspects of each infographic are probably more useful than just looking at hundreds of pretty examples. There's a section just on business infographics too:

    http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/cate­gory/business-infographics/

  • Pay someone to design it, that's what you'll be doing in real life anyway.

  • But I mean for me, achieving a graphic that looked anywhere near one of these would be near impossible right? Should I get down all the ideas/stats I want included and work around those?

  • Copy everything on this blog for græt justice.

  • Surely if your getting marked on something you should do it yourself...

  • Think you're missing the drift Phil...

  • Pay someone to design it, that's what you'll be doing in real life anyway.

    In real life you'd ask wife for opinion. And still pay designer to follow her instructions.

  • Hi Tenderloin. This is a good book if you want to design it yourself.. You could request it from your local library before it closes down. Basic Design: The Dynamics of Visual Form: Amazon.co.uk: Maurice De Sausmarez: Books

  • Awesome, I will see if it's in any of the librarys tomorrow.
    Trying to figure out inkscape and some of the graphical websites.

  • At a glance, I'd say you posted in the wrong section. You'll lose marks for that.

  • fwiw, you can find some interesting stuff at printresting.org

  • But I mean for me, achieving a graphic that looked anywhere near one of these would be near impossible right? Should I get down all the ideas/stats I want included and work around those?

    No need to read a design book! Just choose a couple of fairly simple ones from a website and copy the layout and style as best as you can, substituting your own info/stats. Then post your result here or on the designers thread (we love to critique other peoples work) and we'll point out where you can improve.

    Something like this would be easy because it's just partly transparent coloured circles arranged together, but it looks very effective. Easy to do on photoshop.

  • Just got marks back for this, ended up with a 69 (dude). Too much text was my downfall, but background and graphs were praised. Pretty happy with that.

  • Picture or it didn't happen

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