Guide        toEffective Displays
Three basic steps to planning    a successful display:Before you begin, you must..3.   Know your target audience5.   Know ...
1. Know your audience:         Ask yourself:   Who are the people who will see our    display?   How can we attract and ...
2. Know your purpose:    Yo u m u s t d is p la y y o u r    g r o u p ’ s c e n t r a l id e a   Everything else is opti...
3. Arouse interest   Make your display “hands-on” if appropriate   Use visuals, perform demonstrations   Quiz your audi...
How do you get     their attention? Cater to your audienceFor adults – put content relevantto them at their eye level(fact...
Arouse interest
Encourage all types of participation    “The impact of yourdisplay will be strengthened   if your audience feels         p...
Create 3D displays if relevant
Make a statement
Stimulate thought with visuals
Use images to tell a story   (life before the Industrial Revolution?)
Which poster explains       Jack’s dog the best?  Jack’s DogJack has a dog.His dog’s name isPetey.Petey is a pug.
Avoid images for decoration &       using a lot of text
This poster is more to the point
Use interesting display materialsto make a point
Use authentic display items
Evoke a feeling or mood with colour
T H I N K : The Principles ofDesign         Balance         Unity         Rhythm/Repetition         Emphasis         ...
T h i n k BALANCE
T h in kUNITY
T h i n k REPETITION
T h i n k EMPHASIS
T h i n k CONTRAST
Create flow…• Help the audience know the direction of your display• What do you want them to see first?• Where do they go ...
Use arrows to direct your audience
Lettering   Use upper case letters for short titles   Lower case for longer texts   Choose one main font and one for he...
NO!
NO notes on display
Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?
Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?
Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?
Font style must match the display
Headings must be seen over a crowd                             34
Mounting your visuals   Photos must be clear and not distorted   Use a paper cutter and keep work clean   Borders must ...
Display visuals at different levels and           NOT on angles!
Journals displayed on stands
Computer use..   Is it necessary? Is it engaging?   Keep videos to 3 minutes max.   Show original work only!
Think Safety   Special display items must be secure   Do not block other students’ booths   Keep walkways clear   Let ...
Display considerations   Display must fit the space   Make a list of what you need and start    collecting items now   ...
BOOTH Dimensions              ??                       ?       HEIGHT = ?
Booth on the 8th floor forplanning your display
LLAC Lobby
Setting up time…. be ready!
Have everything ready by            1 June!   Remember – a great display is nothing    without you being knowledgeable ab...
G O O D L U C K !!!                 46
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  1. 1. Guide toEffective Displays
  2. 2. Three basic steps to planning a successful display:Before you begin, you must..3. Know your target audience5. Know the purpose of your display7. Plan to attract/involve your audience
  3. 3. 1. Know your audience: Ask yourself: Who are the people who will see our display? How can we attract and hold their attention? Will our display stimulate “mental” participation?
  4. 4. 2. Know your purpose: Yo u m u s t d is p la y y o u r g r o u p ’ s c e n t r a l id e a Everything else is optional…the MAIN central idea, concepts, lines of inquiry etc. What is the message you want to share with your audience?
  5. 5. 3. Arouse interest Make your display “hands-on” if appropriate Use visuals, perform demonstrations Quiz your audience to find out their prior knowledge about your area of focus
  6. 6. How do you get their attention? Cater to your audienceFor adults – put content relevantto them at their eye level(facts, graphs, statistics etc.)Put visuals lower for youngerstudents to grab theirattention(comics, interestingphotos)
  7. 7. Arouse interest
  8. 8. Encourage all types of participation “The impact of yourdisplay will be strengthened if your audience feels part of it.”
  9. 9. Create 3D displays if relevant
  10. 10. Make a statement
  11. 11. Stimulate thought with visuals
  12. 12. Use images to tell a story (life before the Industrial Revolution?)
  13. 13. Which poster explains Jack’s dog the best? Jack’s DogJack has a dog.His dog’s name isPetey.Petey is a pug.
  14. 14. Avoid images for decoration & using a lot of text
  15. 15. This poster is more to the point
  16. 16. Use interesting display materialsto make a point
  17. 17. Use authentic display items
  18. 18. Evoke a feeling or mood with colour
  19. 19. T H I N K : The Principles ofDesign Balance Unity Rhythm/Repetition Emphasis Contrast
  20. 20. T h i n k BALANCE
  21. 21. T h in kUNITY
  22. 22. T h i n k REPETITION
  23. 23. T h i n k EMPHASIS
  24. 24. T h i n k CONTRAST
  25. 25. Create flow…• Help the audience know the direction of your display• What do you want them to see first?• Where do they go from there?
  26. 26. Use arrows to direct your audience
  27. 27. Lettering Use upper case letters for short titles Lower case for longer texts Choose one main font and one for headings Headings must be read from 8’ away Text from 3’ away Just key points!
  28. 28. NO!
  29. 29. NO notes on display
  30. 30. Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?
  31. 31. Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?
  32. 32. Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?Can you read this?
  33. 33. Font style must match the display
  34. 34. Headings must be seen over a crowd 34
  35. 35. Mounting your visuals Photos must be clear and not distorted Use a paper cutter and keep work clean Borders must be the same width all around
  36. 36. Display visuals at different levels and NOT on angles!
  37. 37. Journals displayed on stands
  38. 38. Computer use.. Is it necessary? Is it engaging? Keep videos to 3 minutes max. Show original work only!
  39. 39. Think Safety Special display items must be secure Do not block other students’ booths Keep walkways clear Let your teacher know by this Wednesday if you have special requirements e.g. outlets
  40. 40. Display considerations Display must fit the space Make a list of what you need and start collecting items now Make a sketch of your display booth in your journals and have a detailed plan ready for set up Refer to the Presentation of Findings rubric
  41. 41. BOOTH Dimensions ?? ? HEIGHT = ?
  42. 42. Booth on the 8th floor forplanning your display
  43. 43. LLAC Lobby
  44. 44. Setting up time…. be ready!
  45. 45. Have everything ready by 1 June! Remember – a great display is nothing without you being knowledgeable about your focus area No reading from notes – you must know ALL your group’s information so that you are the EXPERT!
  46. 46. G O O D L U C K !!! 46

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