Posters enable researchers to highlight interesting findings or aspects of their studies and/or fieldwork.
Text & Content
Think of your poster as a kind of abstract. Use your poster to share the purpose of your research, provide an overview of your research design/ process, and identify key or interesting findings.
Stick to the following font sizes:
Graphics like images and visual representations of data attract interest from attendees and communicate data and findings concisely. Consider the following questions when designing your poster and reviewing content:
The "Elevator Pitch"
Poster authors are expected to present their posters at poster sessions, giving you the opportunity to put your work in context and draw interest in your research.
There are many software programs that can be used to create digital posters. Below is an example that was put together using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. The template default is a 36"x48" poster which is the standard scientific/ academic poster size.
1. Open PowerPoint and start a New project. Search for "poster" and chose the template "Science project poster."
2. Once opened, it is ready to be edited. Click into the different parts of the slide to edit the content.
3. From the "Design" tab, you can edit the design. From the "Design" tab, look for "Variants" section for option like color scheme and sizing.
To resize the poster and content: Click on the button "Slide Size" to the right of the "Variants" section shown below. Then choose "Custom Slide Size" -> type in the desired Width and Height (perhaps 24"x36") -> click "OK" -> then click "Ensure Fit."