Last night I presented my Master’s Project as part of a poster session at UHCL’s annual student conference. It was an “extra” that wasn’t actually required for my degree but was encouraged by my advisor — so like a good little student, I signed up. I put together a quick-and-dirty summary of my design process (pared down significantly from what I wrote in my narrative) and printed out 9 of my posters on cardstock.
I had my three favorites — Curiosity, Sputnik and SOHO — printed as full-size posters. After a test round of (cheap) printing done at Staples, I was really unhappy with both the contrast of my “space” background and the quality of the paper. I had suspected this could be an issue, so I’m glad I decided to do the test prints first. I revamped each poster to increase the contrast of the textures, took the files to a better quality printing shop (Copy Doctor in Friendswood, if you are interested) and crossed my fingers. They turned out great!! I was so happy with them!
The poster session itself went just fine. There were several people who stopped by to admire my work and ask questions about how it was done, and I got to check out work from several other Digital Media students as well. All in all it was a successful evening.
These photos were taken on Sunday morning. Jose, Emma and I went out for breakfast and then they tagged along over to UHCL to help me hang my posters. We had a grand time wandering around the mostly empty building and grounds. UHCL actually has a nice little campus with a lot more greenery and wildlife than most parts of Houston, and it was nice to hang out for a bit.