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Academic Poster Resources: Watch: Visualizing Information

Video Tutorial

In the video above, "Visualizing Information: Designing Effective Posters and Figures," two librarians – a web services librarian and a data librarian – from the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library teach you about the basic principles of assembling academic posters and figures.

You'll learn about recommendations for font, layout, color usage, as well as visualization types, scaling, accessibility, and more. When talking about figures, you'll be introduced to important pre-work, such as data cleaning, to tackle before creating data visualizations. You'll also discover free tools, resources, and support that can assist you in creating visual representations of your research, including many found in this guide as well as in the academic poster guide.