Find information and guidance on using tools for creating visual abstracts, research posters and presentations. If you have suggestions for additional guides or require research assistance, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Poster Templates
Research Poster Resources
Image source: Ibrahim, A.M. (2018). Use of a visual abstract to disseminate scientific research. Pg.9. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5854aaa044024321a353bb0d/t/5a527aa89140b76bbfb2028a/1515354827682/VisualAbstract_Primer_v4_1.pdf
Basic Data Visualisation Principles
Canva is a online graphic design tool that can be used to make presentations, posters and more. Free and paid accounts are available and have similar functionality, with pro accounts being able to create brand kits, use premium graphics and pictures, remove image backgrounds and a larger Canva gallery storage space.
Templates: Look for templates for inspiration before starting a new design.
Elements: Add graphics, pictures, videos or audio.
Uploads: Upload your own images into your Canva gallery.
Text: Add a heading, subheading or body text.
QR code: Quickly generate a QR code for your document.
Charts: Add a graph or chart.
Canva keyboard shortcuts:
|Duplicate||Ctrl + D|
|Copy||Ctrl + C|
|Paste||Ctrl + V|
Note: When you copy and paste an image to your Canva document, Canva automatically saves it in your gallery.
Visual Design Tools
Colour Accessibility Tools
! Beware of copyright and attribution requirements when using online images.
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