Creating Effective Poster Presentations | Create Your Poster | Overview
George Hess | Kathryn Tosney | Leon Liegel

An Effective Poster
Define Your Message
Know Your Audience(s)
An Effective Abstract
Create Your Poster
    :: Planning
    :: Focus
    :: Layout
    :: Headings
    :: Graphics
    :: Text
    :: Colors
    :: Editing
    :: Software
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Creating an effective posters requires planning, art, science, and attention to detail.


Each of the following aspects of poster creation is considered in detail ...

Planning Before starting work on your poster, consider message, space, budget, format (single sheet or multi-panel), and deadlines.
Focus Stay focused on your message and keep it simple. Create a mock-up and dispense with unneeded details.
Layout Use a clearly defined visual grammar to move readers through your poster.
Headings Use headings to orient readers and convey major points.
Graphics Clear graphics should dominate your poster.
Text Text should be minimized in favor of graphics, and large where used.
Colors Colors can make a poster attractive and improve readability, but be cautious.
Editing Edit ruthlessly to reduce the amount of text and focus on a results-oriented message.
Software There are many packages you can use to create your poster.