What is a research poster?
Research posters are widely used in the academic community, and most conferences include a poster session. In a poster session, the author stands next to their poster and talks with attendees. They answer questions and discuss research methodology, results, and future directions.
What makes a good poster?
What makes a good presentation?
How do I make a research poster?
1. Read the submission instructions carefully.
Review the guidelines for poster content as well as size.
2. Create a text-only outline.
Posters should contain only 300-800 words total (not counting your works cited). Some sections may only be one or two sentences; this is OK. Use bullet points, tables, and graphs to convey information when you can. Avoid long paragraphs.
3. Design your poster.
Using a poster template or starting from scratch, create your poster presentation. Add in images and graphs. Follow the style guidelines on fonts and colors.
4. Print your poster.
Print and copy centers can print your poster in a variety of sizes and materials. It can take time, especially if they are backlogged, so plan for delays.
Readers are used to scanning columns from left to right. Keep your content organized in clearly delineated columns to follow natural eye movements.
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For your color scheme, stick to basics: light background, dark text, and one or two accent colors used sparingly. Avoid bright or patterned backgrounds or brightly colored text. If using an all-white background, box borders and lines can break up text and guide the reader.
You can create a poster using a slide in PowerPoint. You must start by resizing the slide to match your print requirements.
Open the Design menu. Click on Slide Size and select Custom slide size. Change the slide width and height to poster specifications (standard poster size: 48 inches wide x 36 inches high). Keep a one-inch margin on all sides.
Open the Insert menu and click Text Box. Click and drag to draw a new box. Start typing to enter text.
Open the Insert menu and click Pictures. Select the image you want to add. Remember that images copied from the web are low-resolution (72 dpi) and will look very fuzzy when printed on a poster. Your images must be at least 150 dpi to render clearly.
You can copy and paste charts from Excel to PowerPoint.
Exporting for printing
Save your PowerPoint as a PDF file. You can save this file on a USB drive and take it to any print or copy shop for printing.