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Lesson Navigation IconOnline Guidelines for Academic Research and Writing

Unit Navigation IconThe academic research process

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Unit Navigation IconHow do I create a good poster?

LO Navigation IconThe poster-a special form of presentation

LO Navigation IconAdvantages and disadvantages of posters

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LO Navigation IconStructure and types of posters

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LO Navigation IconPresenting posters

LO Navigation IconAssessment criteria for posters

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Further reading

Further reading

Achermann Sarah, 2012: ‹Creating an NCCR North-South Poster – Guidelines›. Bern: NCCR North-South.

Alean-Kirkpatrick Pamela, 2002: Poster-Präsentationen in Forschung und Lehre, AfH, Kurs zu Projektmanagement.

Erren TC, Bourne PE, 2007: Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation. PLoS Computational Biology 3(5): e102. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030102

Godfrey James & Wilkey Patrick, 2008. Thirty-four typographic sins, URL: ‹http://luc.devroye.org/JimGodfrey--TypographicSins.pdf› (accessed: 03.01.2016).

Hallenberger Brigitte & Hartmut Rudolf, 2006: Tutorial: Farben im Webdesign, ‹Verschiedene Farbkreise› (accessed: 03.01.2016).

Hess, George, 1999: ‹60-Second Poster Evaluation›, NC State University (accessed: 03.01.2016).

Hess, G., K. Tosney, and L. Liegel. 2009. Creating effective poster presentations 2006, URL: ‹http://www.ncsu.edu/project/posters/› (accessed: 03.01.2016).

Mandoli, D. F. 2009. How to make a great poster 2007, URL: ‹http://www.aspb.org/education/poster.cfm› (accessed: 03.01.2016).

Purrington, C. B. 2009. Advice on designing scientific posters, URL: ‹http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/posteradvice.htm› (accessed: 03.01.2016).

Purrington, C. B. 2011. Mortal sins in poster presentations or how to give the poster no one remembers, URL: ‹http://colinpurrington.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/mortalsinsinposter1.pdf› (accessed: 03.01.2016).

Universität Zürich Hochschuldidaktik, 2020: Hochschuldidaktik, URL: ‹https://www.weiterbildung.uzh.ch/dam/jcr:ffffffff-9a08-8cca-0000-00007edbf8cb/A_Z_Posterpraesentation.pdf› (accessed: 19.08.2020).


The graphs of the chapter on poster creation were (if not stated otherwise) created by ourselves or made in courses we conducted at the Dept. of Geography of the University of Zurich. The names were rendered irrecognizable. The poster on arachnids was given to us by a gifted and non-conformist poster creator, the Spiderman.

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