A good poster:
- is eye-catching
- can be read comfortably from three or four feet
- presents only the most important results of the research
- uses as little text as possible
- leads the reader’s eye unambiguously
- does not look like an article that has been tacked to the wall.
- Your poster must fit on a board that will be provided.
- Your poster must have a title and must identify the author(s).
- Your poster is for a general audience who will be reading while standing and trying to ignore a lot of background noise. Strive for simple, short sentences. Keep text to a minimum.
- Use the largest font you can, with a minimum of 24-point type. Serif (e.g., Times) is easier to read than San Serif (e.g., Helvetica). (If you are interested in more about this issue, see http://gs.designbymk.com/archives/2003/12/typeface_basics_1.html). Avoid very light or fancy fonts. In graphs, use heavier lines and larger plotting symbols.
- Prepare a brief and informal oral summary of your work and practice it so that you can easily explain to other students and faculty what you have done.