Guide to Effective Displays Grade 6 Exhibition
Three basic steps to planning  a successful display: <ul><li>Before you begin, you must.. </li></ul><ul><li>Know your targ...
Know your audience: <ul><li>Ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the people who will see your display?  </li></ul><ul><...
How do you get their attention? <ul><li>Cater to your audience – put the most important visuals at eye level… </li></ul><u...
Know your purpose <ul><li>What message are you trying to convey? </li></ul><ul><li>What results do you expect to achieve? ...
Involve your audience <ul><li>Arouse interest – get their attention </li></ul><ul><li>Make your display “hands-on” if appr...
“ The impact of your  display  will be strengthened  if your audience feels  part of it”
Encourage all types of  participation
Make a point with 3D display
Arouse interest
Stimulate thought
Make a statement
Use images to tell a story
Which poster explains  Jack’s dog the best?   Jack’s Dog Jack has a dog. His dog’s name is Petey. Petey is a pug.
Avoid images for decoration &  a lot of text
This poster is more to the point
Make your display interesting <ul><li>Suggestions: </li></ul><ul><li>Simulate scenes – fish tank, chicken coop, raw cotton...
Use authentic display items
Evoke a feeling or mood with colour
Be   creative!
Use interesting display materials
Think differently!
 
 
Add interesting features for authenticity  and to attract attention
Create an environment to involve the audience
Create 3D displays if relevant
Think UNITY
All visuals must have a purpose and relate to each other
Create flow… <ul><li>Help the audience know the direction of your display </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want them to see f...
Make your display organized and easy to “read”
Use arrows to direct your audience
Lettering  <ul><li>Use upper case letters for short titles  ONLY </li></ul><ul><li>Lower case is  better for longer texts ...
Font style must match the display
Visibility of colour for lettering <ul><li>purple is the LEAST visible colour </li></ul><ul><li>yellow is 12X more visible...
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?
Differences <ul><li>Show with different background colours </li></ul><ul><li>Use black and white photos vs colour </li></ul>
Mounting your visuals <ul><li>photos are clear and not distorted </li></ul><ul><li>Mount visuals with an equal border arou...
Display pictures at different levels and ALWAYS straight NO pictures on angles!
Borders must be the same around art
Journals displayed
Think Safety <ul><li>Special display additions must be secure </li></ul><ul><li>Do not block other students’ stalls </li><...
Display considerations <ul><li>Display must fit the space  </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of what you need – fabric measure...
BOOTH Floor Plan 4 feet 4   feet 4 feet 4   feet HEIGHT = 8 feet
Have everything ready  by June 3 rd   <ul><li>Remember – a great display is nothing without you being knowledgeable about ...
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Grade 6 exhibition display

  1. 1. Guide to Effective Displays Grade 6 Exhibition
  2. 2. Three basic steps to planning a successful display: <ul><li>Before you begin, you must.. </li></ul><ul><li>Know your target audience </li></ul><ul><li>Know the purpose of your display </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to involve your audience </li></ul>
  3. 3. Know your audience: <ul><li>Ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the people who will see your display? </li></ul><ul><li>Why would they be interested in looking at your display? What will draw them to it? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you get and hold their attention? </li></ul><ul><li>Is your topic relevant to them? </li></ul><ul><li>Will your display stimulate “mental” participation? </li></ul>
  4. 4. How do you get their attention? <ul><li>Cater to your audience – put the most important visuals at eye level… </li></ul><ul><li>For adults – put them at their level with content relevant to them (facts, graphs, statistics etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Put visuals lower at the eye level for younger students to grab their attention </li></ul><ul><li>(comics, interesting photos) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Know your purpose <ul><li>What message are you trying to convey? </li></ul><ul><li>What results do you expect to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want your audience to go away thinking? </li></ul><ul><li>What action are you taking? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you persuade your audience to take </li></ul><ul><li>similar action? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Involve your audience <ul><li>Arouse interest – get their attention </li></ul><ul><li>Make your display “hands-on” if appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Use visuals, perform demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>Hand out brochures, information/fact sheets, bookmarks, pins etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz your audience to find out their prior knowledge about your topic </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ The impact of your display will be strengthened if your audience feels part of it”
  8. 8. Encourage all types of participation
  9. 9. Make a point with 3D display
  10. 10. Arouse interest
  11. 11. Stimulate thought
  12. 12. Make a statement
  13. 13. Use images to tell a story
  14. 14. Which poster explains Jack’s dog the best? Jack’s Dog Jack has a dog. His dog’s name is Petey. Petey is a pug.
  15. 15. Avoid images for decoration & a lot of text
  16. 16. This poster is more to the point
  17. 17. Make your display interesting <ul><li>Suggestions: </li></ul><ul><li>Simulate scenes – fish tank, chicken coop, raw cotton, food items </li></ul><ul><li>Make a 3D display </li></ul><ul><li>use colour to set the mood </li></ul>
  18. 18. Use authentic display items
  19. 19. Evoke a feeling or mood with colour
  20. 20. Be creative!
  21. 21. Use interesting display materials
  22. 22. Think differently!
  23. 25. Add interesting features for authenticity and to attract attention
  24. 26. Create an environment to involve the audience
  25. 27. Create 3D displays if relevant
  26. 28. Think UNITY
  27. 29. All visuals must have a purpose and relate to each other
  28. 30. Create flow… <ul><li>Help the audience know the direction of your display </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want them to see first? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do they go from there? </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve this by using arrows, filmstrips etc. </li></ul>
  29. 31. Make your display organized and easy to “read”
  30. 32. Use arrows to direct your audience
  31. 33. Lettering <ul><li>Use upper case letters for short titles ONLY </li></ul><ul><li>Lower case is better for longer texts </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t mix letter styles – choose one main one and one for headings </li></ul><ul><li>Headings must be read from 8’ away </li></ul><ul><li>text from 3’ away </li></ul>
  32. 34. Font style must match the display
  33. 35. Visibility of colour for lettering <ul><li>purple is the LEAST visible colour </li></ul><ul><li>yellow is 12X more visible than purple </li></ul><ul><li>orange is 9X more visible </li></ul><ul><li>green is 7X times more visible </li></ul><ul><li>red is 5X more visible </li></ul><ul><li>blue is 3X more visible </li></ul>
  34. 36. Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this?
  35. 37. Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this?
  36. 38. Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this? Can you read this?
  37. 39. Differences <ul><li>Show with different background colours </li></ul><ul><li>Use black and white photos vs colour </li></ul>
  38. 40. Mounting your visuals <ul><li>photos are clear and not distorted </li></ul><ul><li>Mount visuals with an equal border around the perimeter. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a paper cutter </li></ul><ul><li>Work must be clean! </li></ul><ul><li>Proofread written work </li></ul><ul><li>Keep writing to a minimum.. </li></ul><ul><li>NO notes displayed except in your journal </li></ul>
  39. 41. Display pictures at different levels and ALWAYS straight NO pictures on angles!
  40. 42. Borders must be the same around art
  41. 43. Journals displayed
  42. 44. Think Safety <ul><li>Special display additions must be secure </li></ul><ul><li>Do not block other students’ stalls </li></ul><ul><li>Keep walkways clear </li></ul><ul><li>Let your teacher know in advance special requirements </li></ul>
  43. 45. Display considerations <ul><li>Display must fit the space </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of what you need – fabric measured, chairs, special display materials </li></ul><ul><li>Make arrangements to get them early </li></ul><ul><li>Make a sketch of your display booth along with a detailed plan. </li></ul>
  44. 46. BOOTH Floor Plan 4 feet 4 feet 4 feet 4 feet HEIGHT = 8 feet
  45. 47. Have everything ready by June 3 rd <ul><li>Remember – a great display is nothing without you being knowledgeable about your issue. </li></ul><ul><li>No reading from notes – you must know all your group’s information so that you are the EXPERT! </li></ul><ul><li>Good Luck!! </li></ul>

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