PHSP workshop: Poster design with Bildmakarna

2017-10-0513:00 to 16:00 Synapsen 2, 3rd floor, University Library, Berzelius väg 3Campus Solna

The Doctoral Programme in Public Health Science (PHSP) welcomes all PhD students, postdocs and researchers to a poster design workshop held by Bildmakarna at KI. 

Your poster is an advertisement for your research and as such it needs to be eye-catching and straight to the point. You only have a few minutes to attract the visitor’s attention. Yet, if you succeed you will be able to provide her/him with more detailed information in the form of handouts or printed articles.

Keeping your message clear and your text concise is the hardest part of poster design. Even though you have spent years on the research, you will need to be ruthless in deciding what is relevant and getting your message across. Most of the errors in poster design are caused by trying to squeeze too much information in.

In this workshop, you learn how to deal with the following questions:

  • How can I convey my message clearly in my poster?
  • Which font type should I use?
  • Which font size should I use for best readability?
  • How do I use MS PowerPoint to create my poster?
  • How do I avoid pixel distortion?


Register to daniel.falkstedt@ki.se by September 29. Only a limited number of seats are available. Sandwich and coffee/tea are included.

Bring your own material, such as texts, images and charts. You will first get a review of theory and some layout rules as well as operation in PowerPoint, and then you will create your own poster with as much guidance from the teachers as you want.

Daniel Falkstedt, coordinator PHSP

Contact person: Daniel Falkstedt


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