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Poster Organization. Lily Galloway Stephanie Kolessar Ricardo Ramirez Viridiana Viveros. Objectives. Appearance Organization Essential Elements Objectives Methods Data Results Discussion Acknowledgements/References Layout. Appearance.

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Poster organization

Poster Organization

Lily Galloway

Stephanie Kolessar

Ricardo Ramirez

ViridianaViveros


Objectives
Objectives

  • Appearance

    • Organization

  • Essential Elements

    • Objectives

    • Methods

    • Data

    • Results

    • Discussion

    • Acknowledgements/References

  • Layout


Appearance
Appearance

  • Appearance of a research poster plays an important part

  • Why?

    • The poster needs to be visually pleasing to ensure that it’ll be read

  • Guidelines

    • Avoid NEON COLORS

    • Keep a color scheme of 2-3 colors

    • Make sure that background colors contrast with text colors

    • Avoid busy backgrounds

    • Text needs to be readable from 6 feet away

    • Balanced amount of white space




Organization
Organization

  • Organization is ESSENTIAL

  • Why?

    • Organization influences the flow of the research poster and how the reader interprets it

  • Guidelines

    • Poster is easy to follow (Poster Flow)

    • Proper spacing of sections

      • Don’t cram the poster

    • Appropriate sizes and shapes


Title

1

4

2

3

5


Title2
Title

1

3

5

2

4

6


Elements
Elements

  • Title

    • Brief and direct

  • Objectives

    • Answers “why?” and “what?”

    • Includes hypothesis

  • Methods

    • Answers “how?”

  • Data/Results

    • Outcome

  • Discussion

    • Explanation of outcome

    • Connects hypothesis to data

  • Conclusions

    • Answers “how?”

    • Adresses importance of the research

  • Acknowledgements

    • Answers “who?”

  • References

    • Answers “where?”

*A poster is an illustrated abstract


Layout
Layout

  • Poster Flow

    • Flow is IMPORTANT

  • Graphs/Charts

    • Reasonable size

    • Location

  • Cramming

    • Word count, images , graphs/charts, sections

    • Use a balanced amount of white space


Title3
Title

Methods

Objectives

Discussion

Results

References

Charts

Graphs

Acknowledgements


Title4
Title

Objectives

Results

Charts

Graphs

Discussion

Methods

References

Acknowledgements


Text

  • Title: 85 point

  • Authors: 56pt

  • Sub-headings: 36pt

  • Body text: 24pt

  • Captions: 18pt

  • Use sans-serif fonts for titles and headings

  • Use serif fonts for explanations


Images texts
Images > Texts

  • Images speak much more louder than words!


Thank you questions
Thank YouQuestions?

Research posters should be appealing! You want people to read your research!

Remember your poster represents you, your school and your research teacher!


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