Today during Shelly's Shoptalk on How to help students succeed at ISEF we discussed what makes a good or bad display (if you could not attend you can see the details at: http://engage.intel.com/docs/DOC-1609)
We agreed that in order to give a more accurate description of Shoulds and Shouldn'ts while helping students prepare for next year's ISEF it would be a good idea to get all of our cameras ready tomorrow to take pictures of displays we like, as well as of displays we think could be improved.
So I invite you to do get your cameras ready and to upload the pics through your comments to this discussion. The idea is to comment on color, arrangement, TITLE CHOICE, typeface and any other thing that calls your attention.
Happy display photo hunting!!!
DOn't Forget to bring your cameras tomorrow for the trasure hunt. I am including a few of the pics Shelly chose for you to comment. I will put each pic in a different post so you can comment on each one separately (you can reply to each one of my comments)
Here Goes the first one: ANTIBIOTICS RESISTANCE - Battle of the Sexes
My critique: I like the background color and the symbols. The subtitle is hard to read and the paragraphs on the sides seem difficult to read.
What do you think?
All the red and green graphs on the right make this one look somewhat unbalanced, like it will fall on one side any minute. I don't like the fact that each piece of paper has a different size and border thickness, as is the spece between the papers. At first I was unsure if BRINDA COKUL was the name of a substance. I then realized it might be the student...
I saw several displays with use of high tech. I think it is OK to use when it is related to the project and enhances the results. In the case of the yellow backlight display. I did not like it much and I did not think it added much to the content of the display. Not very "ecological" either!