In Poster Presentation, presenters will place their posters on a panel and standing by them will explain to visitors their research. Poster Presentation time will be announced in the ASTUCON conference prorgamme.
Posters are commonly used in academic environments to present research and promote discussion and they act as an introduction to both you and your research.
Steps to create your poster:
- Get the academic content right
To get your academic content right, you need to know who your audience is.
- Cut the text down to 300-500 words
When you have created the academic content for your poster, you will probably find that you have too much information. The text needs to be between 300 and 500 words.
How to cut the text down:
- The poster should tell the story of what your work is about
- But it should not try to be a large-sized version of the full write-up of your work
- It can be a larger version of your abstract
- But it will be more than this because you can display visuals to support it
- You should make it easy for a person who is not familiar with the project to understand it
- It is a bit like a trailer for a movie, so you should try to highlight certain areas of your research in order to encourage people to find out more
- Format the type
When formatting type for a poster, you need to remember two important principles:
- Use consistent styles
- group sections of text appropriately
In addition to the two main principles of using consistent styles and grouping sections of text appropriately, you also need to think about line spacing and alignment
- Prepare your images
Images can be pictures, charts or tables.
- Design the layout
The layout needs to be designed so that a person viewing your poster can easily understand the sequence of the information.
- Choose a colour scheme
Try to use only 2-3 different colours, plus black, which is always best for the smallest text
- Check it (very carefully)
You want to be sure that there are no mistakes. A good way to check your poster is to print it out A4, stick it on the wall and take a step back to look at it. This will simulate more closely how the real thing will be viewed and help you find any errors.