A couple of weeks ago, I gave my students an exercise in designing a poster presentation. Rather than focus on the usual stuff of readability, use of logical sections, figures etc, I wanted to start off with narrative, and how you use it to convey your ideas to your audience effectively – telling stories through posters in other words.
So we split the class into several groups, with each group being given 20 minutes to draft out a poster around a specific story – using just sheets of paper and a box of Sharpies.
The catch – each group was given a well known fairytale to design a poster around!
And how did they do? I was impressed! Here are three that particularly caught my eye. Trust me, after seeing these, you’ll never look at a Public Health poster presentation in the same way again!