While grading assignments this morning I was lamenting (on the inside) the number of students who have yet to submit a significant amount of work for a project due next Friday. As I placed, and replaced, images and text to a poster presentation this afternoon, I admit I appreciated the subtle irony of personal procrastination for a task with a self-imposed due date of Wednesday afternoon. Some things just never change.
Poster Update: I am three-quarters finished with my library blog poster presentation and have finished both poster headers (1 ft by 8 ft). I enjoy creating poster sessions, but freely admit to spending an inordinate amount of time determining color palette, graphic placement, and visual literacy elements. Poster sessions are a visual medium, but content should not be deemed a secondary character in the story being displayed. To prepare for content I developed a detailed outline from my session abstract and will be able to insert text tomorrow with some ease. Piecing together the poster I am finding the challenge is viewing the whole project (3 ft by 8 ft sans header) on screen for placement and at 25% to inspect individual pieces and parts. Which is better, the forest or the trees?
Tags: Poster session, ALA conference