Summary: The challenge when first thinking about, and then creating an ePoster is very often a mental one. When thinking about ePosters, consider the analogy of a digital tablet accessing an online website, or eBook/ePublication. Description: The challenge when first thinking about, and then creating an ePoster is very often a mental one. Wrestling with the concept of an ePoster. Understanding and developing insight into what an ePoster can do.

Perhaps the analogy of a digital tablet accessing a webpage might help.

The digital tablet embodies the physical qualities and tangibility of an ePoster. The possibility of touch to promote ease of interaction with the digital content being viewed. And the potential to showcase and discuss the material on the tablet in a professional group setting, for example in a conference like AMEE.

A well designed website (or eBook/ePublication) being viewed on a digital tablet embodies the qualities of a well designed ePoster. With deliberate, and thoughtful use of interactive graphics and multimedia, as well as links to additional online resources via hyperlinking and embedded multimedia deepening engagement with the viewer.

A curated thematic collection of ePosters not only provides an opportunity for onsite individual and group review of a topic or subject; but broadens the impact and reach of the content being shared; when the ePosters are made available online; and further discussion takes place using various moderated, and unmoderated online discussion forums.

When thinking about ePosters, consider the analogy of a digital tablet accessing an online website, or eBook/ePublication.


Further reading:
http://faculty.washington.edu/zander/posterDesign.pdf (The basics of poster design)

http://luponvochs.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/how-to-design-an-electronic-poster.pdf (How to design an attractive electronic poster)
http://mededworld.org/reflections/reflection-items/September-2013/(e)Learning.aspx (Reflection on (e)Learning)