Use organizational cues: consider the alternatives

Diagram of poster with organizational cues Diagram of poster without organizational cues
Do this ...

Supply cues to help viewers follow your presentation.

... not this

Let viewers guess the sequence.

  • Organize visually (revisit the Visual Grammar discussion) and in columns (revisit the Use Columns discussion).
  • Organize your poster in a "unique" manner that defies reader gravity and gives the readers no idea of your organizational flow.
  • You can also use numbers, letters, or arrows to help guide viewers through your poster.
  • Avoid helping viewers figure out where to start or where to go next.