MOTION POSTER: Abstracts Due 1 March 2019    SUBMIT

A motion poster is an evolution of the typical research poster. Typical conference posters provide a visual, and potentially interactive, forum where authors can present their work to attendees during a special poster session. Motion posters however, have embedded motion design elements, meaning that they should be used in one or more of the following ways:

  • To explain and visualize complex concepts
  • As a key element within the research collection phase of a project
  • As part of a creative exploration
  • Learning through motion design

Motion posters provide a time-based arena for hands-on demonstration, a way to share novel motion design technologies, strategies, and stage motion-centric interactive experiences. Posters are an opportunity to describe new work or work that is still in progress. The poster session welcomes innovative research, as well as innovative ways of doing research. Motion posters may be entirely screen-based, presented on a large screen display or projector, or they may combine static and print based elements with screen based options.

Motion Posters will be presented at the conference during an exclusive poster session. Participants who attend MODE will be asked to stand with their poster and answer questions, and speak with conference attendees. Those who cannot attend will need to submit all materials, with a detailed plan to present the material without you. This is a great option for those who want to participate in MODE but cannot make the journey to the conference this year. Please note that poster submission reviews, unlike paper submissions, are not anonymous.


  • The time of animated work is limited to 8 minutes in length
  • Posters may be a combination of static & digital work
  • Digital Posters must be formatted for either a large digital display, or an iPad
  • Printed Components must be sized to less than 24×36, and shipped to Massey University by the April 1st deadline. Mailing information can be found below
  • Animations should be formatted for HDTV 1080p

The abstract must describe the research problem, contribution, and value to the motion design community. The submissions will be peer reviewed.


Due January 15th 11:59 EST PM (Round 1)

  1. Abstract, describes the overall project and the motion poster’s contribution to MODE (500-700 words)
  2. Works cited
  3. Visuals describing the proposed poster: 5 to 10 visuals that may include animatics, storyboards, illustrations, photos, movies, sketches, or diagrams.

Notification of Acceptance: On or before Friday, February 15th

Due April 1st, 11:59 EST PM (Round 2)

  1. Revised Abstract, describing the overall project and the motion poster’s contribution to MODE (500-700 words). This version will appear in the conference proceedings
  2. Revised works cited
  3. A storyboard of the motion poster to be used for our print publication
  4. The Final Poster

All accepted posters will be required to pay the MODE 2019 registration fee, and will have online access to conference events and activities. Posters will be featured in the conference proceedings with the abstract and visuals.  

All items must be submitted electronically before the official deadline.

Official submission guidelines and templates are coming soon. Printed elements and posters can be mailed to:

MODE Summit
Block 1 Te Whare Pukākā
Mount Cook
6021 New Zealand