Poster design

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Poster design is a page meant to set the format for posters related to Wikimedia.

Objectives[edit]

The poster aims at provide a general overview of projects, initiatives, tools and organizations related to Wikimedia.

Structure of the poster[edit]

  • Title
  • Subtitle
  • Abstract: short description of the content
  • Image
  • Credits: who promoted it, partners, sponsors
  • Time: When the project was implemented
  • Contacts and link to further documentation; this session can also include a QRcode (also to a video)
  • Optional (according to the typology of poster). Results and metrics (quantitative results in numbers, qualitative results reported using citations, infographic, metrics reported using comparative systems i.e. percentages, growth, initiation situation and current situation, an answer to the question "what have changed?")
  • Optional (according to the typology of poster - relevant for case studies). Strengths and critical issues to answer the question "What this experience allowed us to discover? or what have we learned?" (relevant for case studies). The objective is to frame the relevance of a topic in a broader frame: basically you explain why you selected that case study and what that specific case study can teach us for the future.

Please consider that the metadata and the abstract will be used to create a booklet, so the abstract has to be simple but sufficient to give an overview.

Topics[edit]

Typology of posters[edit]

  1. GLAM partnerships (British Museum, French National Library, German Federal Archives...)
  2. Tools (i.e. QRpedia, creative commons)
  3. Educational projects (i.e. experiences, case studies, what you can do)
  4. Events, contests (i.e. Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Public Art, Wiki Loves Earth, Wikimania...)
  5. Wikimedia projects (i.e. Wikidata, Wikisource, Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons...)
  6. Software related with Wikimedia projects
  7. Future projects of improvement
  8. Wikimedia chapters and affiliates (it can be a yearly report)
  9. DIY. Short guidelines on how to do things (i.e. how to use QRpedia in a museum exhibition, how to start a GLAM partnership, how to use Wikipedia in classrooms, make you "...pedia" - like )

Target groups[edit]

Target Interests and expectations Response
People who are organizing an exhibition
  • Installing posters to provide hints about what Wikimedia is about and what is working on
  • Contributing to the exhibition design
  • Having documentation already available
  • Printed posters
  • Horizontal posters which can be selected and projected in loop (low cost)
People involved in WikiGLAM projects
  • Acknowledgment their work
  • They can be interested in contributing in documenting their experience (necessity to balance strengths and critical issues)
  • They probably know well other experiences (they can contribute in review or produce other case studies and documentation)
  • Allowing others to take advantage of their experience
  • They are often asked to make presentations (necessity of having relevant slides)
  • They can be involved in exhibitions and events
  • GLAM case studies
  • Slides and posters of other case studies and typology of experiences
GLAM partners
  • Acknowledgment of their work and experience
  • The poster documents their experience (internal and external report)
  • They can be interested in contributing in documenting their experience (necessity to balance strengths and critical issues)
  • The poster can be a sort of thank you (acknowledgment) or a gift at the end of a collaboration (printed poster for the institution)
GLAM case studies
General public
  • Information about what Wikimedia is and what people do
  • Wikimedia projects
  • What a local chapter, affiliate, group does (and how you can join in)
  • DIY - what people can contribute to.
Potential GLAM
  • Case studies about well-known international institutions (stakeholders)
  • What is going on in your country
  • DIY - what a GLAM can practically do (i.e. use of open licenses, QRcodes, Wikiexpeditions, training for their staff...)
  • International GLAM case studies
  • National case study
  • Who is and what does their national chapter, affiliate, group.
  • DIY - examples of tools and format you can replicate
People involved in educational projects
  • Acknowledgment their work
  • They can be interested in contributing in documenting their experience (necessity to balance strengths and critical issues)
  • They probably know well other experiences (they can contribute in review or produce other case studies and documentation)
  • Allowing others to take advantage of their experience
  • They are often asked to make presentations (necessity of having relevant slides)
  • They can be involved in exhibitions and events
  • Case studies of educational projects
  • Slides and posters of other case studies and typology of experiences
Chapters, affiliates, groups
  • Acknowledgment of their work
  • They are often asked to make presentations (necessity of having relevant slides)
  • They can be involved in exhibitions and events (i.e. national events, Wikimania, Wikimedia conference, Chapters' village)
  • Communication tool
  • Poster-slide about their organization (summery of what they do and who they are)
  • National case studies and experiences
  • Case studies about well-known international institutions (stakeholders)
  • DIY - examples of tools and format other institutions and people can replicate
Wikimedia Foundation
  • Overview of what is going on around the world in the movement
  • Acknowledgment of what they are directly promoting and supporting
  • Acknowledgment of the work of the community
  • Reporting what they are doing and what the community is doing
  • Communication tool
  • Slides and printed posters for presentations and events
  • Summery of what is going on in different areas (for the staff, short visual reports internal and external)

Possible case studies[edit]

A list of posters we are interested in preparing:

How the can be used[edit]

Requirements
  • They need to be possible to printed as an A3 or larger.
  • Digital version available for download online (for printing and other reuse).
  • Large digital editable version available online (for editing and translations).
  • If made horizontal they can be used as slides for projections
  • It would be cool to geolocate them if they are related to specific places.
Potential use
  • Exhibitions (also at Wikimania, see Wikimania/Sessions#Posters) and poster session (usually an hour or two where people with posters stand next to them and answer questions, there is nothing else scheduled, and there are refreshments). For a poster session at Wikimania is important to have a coordinator (proactive, responsive early on, part of the program committee and with enough lead-time and time to prepare posters)
  • As a slide in presentations

Steps[edit]

  • Yes check.svg Done Discussing the topic on Wikimania mailing list (thread)
  • Yes check.svg Done Discussing the topic on the GLAM mailing list (thread)
  • Discussing the topic on the education mailing list
  • Checking existing posters and communication tools: (tips and resources for educational projects, GLAM resources, GLAM case studies. Also annual plans and annual reports of chapters, affiliates and groups can provide relevant content.
  • Graphic designer - graphic design/template
  • Example
  • Number of characters/words for each session (template)
  • Production of 10 posters by March 2014
  • Editing of texts
  • Translation of texts
March-April

Related articles[edit]

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