About posters: Many key areas of sophisticated visual computing are in the
sciences. Scientists communicate about or with visual computing primarily
through papers, conference presentations, and scientific posters. Posters
in this context are not advertisements and are not meant to be plastered up
on walls, rather they are like a very large handout for a short presentation,
enabling Q&A in a poster presentation session at a conference, and giving
curious viewers a high-level sense of what a project is all about. They depend
on communicating a few points, using mostly large text, having effective,
compelling graphics, and guiding the viewer visually through several layers
Posters on walls outside of Lubrano
Creating Effective Poster Presentations, George R. Hess - NC State
University / Leon H. Liegel - Oregon State University Created: January 2000,
Last Update: January 2004 http://www.ncsu.edu/project/posters/
These examples are not necessarily well designed! But they give the basic
Create a poster explaining an area of computer-based visual research at
Brown. The area does not have to be in the sciences. Interesting projects
are going on in art, art history, and other non-scientific fields. Please
feel free to interpret "research" broadly as "interesting work," not only formal funded research projects.
Audience is general interested public (i.e., don't
assume deep knowledge of the field.)
Poster design should reflect design and perception principles covered
Dimensions ( 36" x 24"), leave at least a 1/4inch
be submitted as pdf. (Illustrator, InDesign, PageMaker, or Quark Express
files OK, but be sure to list all fonts used and include copies if they
are not common fonts). JPG or TIFF are fine too, although the file size
will be very large! Use the "embed fonts" option when making
a pdf to minimize font issues.
Service's print guidelines for further info!
Print a small version so we know how everything should
look and can alert you if things are not going to print correctly from
Graphic Services' machines.
On your printout put your name and the best way to reach
you if anything needs to be redone. Cell phone is optimal. If you are
going to be unreachable past early afternoon on Monday, please call me
(225-2608) to check in and make sure everything is set with your print
Bring $20 cash or check (made
out to Brown University) to get your print on Friday, May 13. This is
a discount from the $48 it would regularly cost, thanks to a discount
from Graphic Services and contributions from the CS24 course grant from
Printing large dark areas: If you're wondering
whether you can print dark backgrounds or other large dark areas, Graphic
Services says, "Yes, you can."
Illustrator is a good program to use: Although
for some reason it's not on the Graphic Services list of suggested program,
they have confirmed that it is fine to use (just remember to save as pdf).
Layers in pdf: you don't need to retain any layers
but you can if you like.
Linked files and pdf.s: even if it seems as if
pdf has incorporated all your files, please include all files used on
yr CD (and fonts if you used non-standard fonts).
Proofing: If you are ready to print early--say
Monday morning, you may be able to get a proof print done. This is always
a good idea if there's time. Contact me if you think you'd like to do
this. Proof prints are free of charge.
Due: Files and printout due by midnight May
9. Put printout and CD with file (or email file) under my office
door (CIT Rm 468) or in my CS mailbox--down the hall from the receptionists'
desk (and they can help you located it too).
hours drop-off location: If you want to drop off your CD/printout after
hours on Monday, please use the CS16 (it will be relabelled soon) box
in the TA room on the 2nd floor of the CIT.
Although the official deadline is midnight of Monday, May 9, if it's more
conventient you can also drop off your CD/printout between 9 and 9:30
Tuesday morning on the 4th floor, as described below. By 10am I plan to
be at Graphic Services proofing yr files...
Does poster convey role of visual computing and its influence
on one or more disciplines?