Excellent blog with lots of examples of good and not so good poster designs, with in-depth explanations on why they work or don’t work.
Another blog/website with great examples of what not to do with your poster. Includes downloadable layouts and templates.
Excellent article (with lots of graphics) explaining the principles of good design and what you should be thinking about when creating something with fonts, colours and other elements.
Excellent colour wheel with visualisations of what certain colours look like for different types of colour blindness to help make your poster colour palette accessible.
Available for free with an Office 365 account from the University
Not part of standard Office 365 package so speak to your local IT Officer or UIS for more info
Free online design tool with templates and great visuals. Can also be used to make graphs and charts
A type-setting system that some people use to design posters with too. A slightly tricky tool to use if you’re not already familiar with it. Platforms such as Overleaf have poster templates to help get you started with using LaTeX.
Describes itself as a leading visualization and exploration software for all kinds of graphs and networks. Gephi is open-source and free.