I am just settling down, after attending this year’s three(3) day long (October 3 – October 5, 2011) SAICSIT conference. So I submitted a poster abstract –towards the end of July, 2011– for the Masters and Doctoral Symposium. It was acceptable and I was accorded the opportunity to give a 20 minute long presentation and also showcase my work through an A1 poster.
I met a lot of interesting people from across the different Universities, but I was particularly impressed with whats happening at the University of Witwatersrand. No wonder the top 10 universities in Africa are all from South Africa.
After a lot of valuable feedback from the guys in my research group, I ended up with the presentation slides above. I didn’t want any fancy animations and decided to use Bitstream Vera Sans for my font with a consistent size of 32 points. All graphics were manipulated using Gimp.
Just so you know, I paid a total of R 201.00 to Imago Visual, to have my poster printed 🙁 –R176.00 for printing + R25 for the pod.
- I deliberately chose the background colour — It is the University of Cape Town Science Faculty official colour theme (no offense, but I am not gay 😉 )
- Font colours have no significance whatsoever 😀
- I used Arial consistently
- Header: title is 85 points, author details are 72 points and Institution details are 54 points
- Sub-headers: title is 54 points
- Content: I used 32 points consistently
- Top, bottom, left and right margins are all 1.00cm
- Text boxes have a consistent width of 26.50cm; the height size are dynamic, with the exception of the subheadings which are 2.50cm in size
- Each text box is 1.00cm away from the margin, with the exception of the header, which is 0.00cm away from the margin.