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Academic Posters

A guide to designing an academic poster

An Effective Poster

An Ineffective Poster

  • Summarizes your work/research

  • Is a conversation starter

  • Advertises your work

  • Uses visual grammar:

    • Expresses your points in graphical terms

    • Avoids visual chaos - is organized following a visual logic and structure

    • Everything is legible from a distance

  • Attracts a large audience and interest

  • Poorly organized

  • Objective and main points are hard to find

  • Has poor graphics

  • Text is too small