Research posters are used to summarise information or research findings in a concise and visually attractive way. Poster displays are used to describe experiments and show research data.
The poster is usually a mix of short pieces of text, images, tables and graphs.
Before you start work on your poster ask yourself:
Have a look online for some inspiration
Follow the brief / guidelines you have been given for your poster
Who is the intended audience?
Think about including leaflets to accompany your poster and make sure that your contact details are on them so that any interested parties can take one with them if they want to.
The following are usually included in a poster:
PowerPoint is a good place to start
Creating a research poster using PowerPoint is a multi step process.
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5. Saving to PDF
If you don't want to use PowerPoint you could try other open source alternatives online.
·Piktochart – Infographic Creator http://piktochart.com/
·Poster My Wall http://postermywall.com
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