What makes a good poster?
A few rules for making a good poster found on a website:
Decide on the purpose of your poster, how many posters you will need,
what method of printing to use.
Decide exactly what you want to write on it: slogan, details...
Develop a basic design and get someone who can use a computer to lay it
out and print out a copy on normal A4 paper – the printer can enlarge it to fit the
paper size you choose..
Remember to include the name of your organisation and/or logo.
Make sure that there are no unnecessary words so you can write bigger
letters and people will be able to read your poster more easily.
Make your first rough draft and get someone to check the spelling and to
proof read it carefully.1
How to Make a Great Poster:
Ideas and tips to make a professional poster:
People have to read it. Use big letters, suggested fonts are 36 or 48 for text
and 72 or bigger for titles. It may seem like the type is large enough, but beware.
As a rule people should be able to read your poster from four feet away, and the
title should be able to be read from at least ten feet away.
Don’t challenge people’s eyes. If you choose to use a background, use a
light coloured background and dark letters for contrast. Avoid dark backgrounds
with light letters - very tiring to read. Don’t make small pictures really big, they
will show the pixels instead of the image, and it’s distracting. Don’t use funky
font, there’s a reason Times New Roman and Arial fonts are used commonly,
because they are easy to read.
If you’re presenting your posterdon't read the posterto the
audience.Instead,give the big picture of what you did, explain why the subject is
important, and usethe graphics to illustrate and support your key points.
Setupis important. Balance the placement of text and graphics making
itvisually attractive. Use white space creatively to define the flow of
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information.Column format makes poster easier to read in a crowd. Your graphs
professional and havelabels. Determine how big your poster really needs to
be,just because you can print a big poster doesn’t always mean you always
should.Check how much information you have, and then think about what size
Take time in your creation. This is a poster about something you have
taking thetime to study, take the time to present your information
professionally.SpellCheck.Proofread. Get feedback before printing.Take timeto
make a practiceposter (maybe not even about the subject your presenting on),
this will help youget used to the tools of making better posters. If you take the
time to make yourposter interesting, people might just get interested2
Throughout this research I found out that I need to calmly create my poster
following these basic rules and not making it to full or complicated of stuff.
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