Author: Masters K, Gibbs T and Sandars J Publication Year: 2015
Summary: Posters are an integral part of academic conferences, but have limitations. In this study the authors draw on the literature and their own experience of creating and judging e-posters to present some ideas for e-poster designers so that they can fully utilise the potential of this new medium.

Description: Background: Posters are an integral part of academic conferences, but have limitations. e-Posters offer a new way to overcome these limitations, but their potential is largely under-utilised because of misconceptions regarding their design, creation and use at conferences.

Aim and Method: By drawing on literature and our own experience of creating and judging e-posters, we aim to present some ideas for e-poster designers so that they can fully utilise the potential of this new medium.

Results: We present ideas that begin with conceptual considerations and then move to practical applications (including technical suggestions) for designing, creating, and presenting effective e-posters.

Conclusions: In the not-too-distant future, we believe that e-posters will evolve to become the standard poster format, and these ideas will assist in the presentation of research at conferences through this format.

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