How to Make an Effective e-Poster
This article walks you through the differences between a traditional print poster presentation and the dynamic potential of digital or e-posters. Abstract: "Background: Posters are an integral part of academic conferences, but have limitations. e-Posters offer a new way to overcome these limitations, but their potential is largely under-utilised because of misconceptions regarding their design, creation and use at conferences. Aim and Method: By drawing on literature and our own experience of creating and judging e-posters, we aim to present some ideas for e-poster designers so that they can fully utilise the potential of this new medium. Results: We present ideas that begin with conceptual considerations and then move to practical applications (including technical suggestions) for designing, creating, and presenting effective e-posters. Conclusions: In the not-too-distant future, we believe that e-posters will evolve to become the standard poster format, and these ideas will assist in the presentation of research at conferences through this format."