Each semester, we delight in attending the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF) Undergraduate Research Symposium, where students present their original research on topics from musical topography to slum fires in cities. This September, David photographed some exemplary posters, highlighting their graphic design and visual literacy, popular topics here at WIC. Continue reading CURF Poster Showcase: Fall 2013
Each year, the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF) hosts Undergraduate Research Symposiums, where undergrads present their research on fascinating topics. David and I try to make a habit of going to the symposium each semester, and I have enjoyed talking with students about their work on everything from Allen Ginsberg to soccer-playing humanoids.
Each year, the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF) hosts Undergraduate Research Symposiums, where students’ exemplary work is showcased. We highlighted the February 2012 posters back in May, and we’re excited to add three new posters to our Student Work Showcase from the September 2012 CURF Symposium.
The 2012 CURF posters selected exemplify high competence in visual literacy and attention to graphic design. Check out our Flickr site to see many other notable designs from February and September. We look forward to seeing what exciting research the CURF students display in 2013!
Our poster printer has been humming along all year, and we have enjoyed helping students learn how to improve layout and design. This spring, we identified two exemplary posters from a large set shown at the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) Undergraduate Research Symposium. Rick Laurent Feely gives prominence to jarring images and uses a mellow color palette to convey mood in his poster “Madhouse Messiah” about the early years of poet Allen Ginsberg.
Ollin Venegas neatly organizes the elements in his presentation to fit the narrative of his research in “Notions of Health and Manhood in a Guatemalan Gym: Patterns Contra to Machismo.”
For more on designing research posters, consider attending our upcoming Photoshop for Research Posters workshop, which will be held on June 14th in the WIC Seminar Room.
In his People and Design course, Dr. Berman has explored graphic design and interactive maps with his students. In the 2010 course, students completed a City Comforts exercise where each student chose to either create an individual poster or contribute to an interactive class map. The class map uses Google Maps, original photographs, images and videos from the web and hyperlinks to create an absorbing story of the details that make Philadelphia uniquely comfortable from attractive new trash cans to decorated parking lots.
Browsing the map reveals the aspects of Philadelphia that different students found noteworthy, and the student comments reflect individual attitudes and perceptions of city life. In his 2010 assignment for the City Comforts exercise in the People and Design course, Dr. Berman discusses geotagging, use of cell-phones and the joy of finding the best aspects of city comforts.