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VFF: Posterized! Lessons from a draw-your-poster experiment

Visualization Friday Forum - Fridays at noon, LSRC D106
Friday, March 02, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sharlini Sankaran & Victor Ruthig · Regeneration Next Initiative & Cell Biology
Visualization Friday Forum

At our recent annual Retreat, the Regeneration Next Initiative experimented with a draw-your-research format for our poster session. Rather than simply un-tubing that poster they took to the Association of Whatever annual conference, presenters were asked to DRAW their poster fresh and hot on a plain sheet of white paper in 15 minutes, using nothing more than an idea and a couple of markers. This created a lot of buzz and unleashed a lot of creativity. How do you go about presenting scientific research without the aid of graphs, charts, and error bars? How do you create an engaging, yet accurate poster that tells the story of your research in just 15 minutes? What worked well, what didn't work so well? We will discuss this old-school approach to visualization of research findings.

Note: this talk was originally scheduled for February 9, but it has been moved to March 2.

Contact: Angela Zoss