This week OTalk’s own Carolina Cordero @Colourful_OT will be hosting here is what she had to say.
Research posters are a popular way of presenting evidence, allowing us to summarise findings in a way that invites people to respond to the research and to ask questions. As live tweeting of conferences becomes more popular, a particularly eye-catching or memorable poster also makes it more likely that the results of a study will be widely shared through people posting photos to social media (for example this one: witter.com/felly500/status/1064840703010893826t), giving OT researchers the chance to both communicate important findings and to promote occupational therapy as a profession.
With this in mind, I wanted tonight’s research chat to be a space for thinking about what makes a good poster in occupational therapy and sharing practical strategies to make posters that present our research in the best possible way.
Tonight’s questions are:
- Have you ever presented a poster at a conference? How did it go?
- What software do you use/would you use to make research posters? (e.g. Powerpoint, Publisher, Canva)
- What do you see as the difference between a good and bad research poster?
- Is poster design something that was covered in your education as an OT? Should it have been?
- Have you ever seen an OT conference poster that stood out to you as innovative or unique? What was it?
Post chat update
PDF of Transcript #OTalk 4th Feb 2020