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Creating a Poster

Step by step instructions on creating a poster; general tips and ideas for poster design


Effective Posters

A poster is a visual communication tool.

An effective poster will help you …

poster talk
Photo credit: Emory University Undergraduate Research Week, 2017

   ... engage colleagues in conversation.

... get your main points across to as many people as possible.

Posters serve as …

  • a source of information
  • a conversation starter
  • a summary of your work
  • an advertisement of your work

Many ineffective posters suffer from easy-to-fix problems, including ...

  • objective(s) and main point(s) hard to find
  • text too small
  • poor graphics
  • poor organization
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