Creating Effective Research Posters

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 1:30pm to 3:30pm


Most research posters at conferences or in university hallways seem to defy common sense: from two steps away, passersby can’t read anything -- assuming they even get past the overcrowded layout. Posters are not magnified one-page papers. Based on Dr. Doumont's book Trees, Maps, and Theorems, about "effective communication for rational minds," this lecture discusses how to create more visual posters that get attention, facilitate navigation, and convey messages through strict selection, careful phrasing, and effective layout.

Dr. Doumont holds an engineering degree from the Louvain School of Engineering and a PhD in applied physics from Stanford. He specializes in professional speaking, writing, and graphing, and incorporates a unique engineering perspective.  More at

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