How to make posters
- Maximum poster size: (height and width) 100 cm x 70 cm
- Minimum font size: 20
- Maximum number of words: 400
- Start by clearly stating your question or hypothesis, otherwise nobody is interested in the answer.
- Can the audience read or get the main conclusions from your poster within two minutes? If not, write a new poster with fewer words.
- Bring along at least 50 printed handouts of your poster. That is good advertising.
Be creative with your title. This is the first impression people will get. Give an appetizer of the highlight of your study.
Write simple and straightforward. Avoid too many scientific expressions. Write as if the audience have little previous knowledge about the subject. Do not try to impress with Einstein expressions. The only thing that will happen is that people will not read your interesting poster.
Balance the poster in all sense of the word. You do not have to write the poster as Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion. Everybody is however, encouraged to write a short and simple Conclusion.
Illustrate whenever possible! Try to integrate the text and the figures and be artistic and creative. Colours should be used selectively to pinpoint the main findings and create an attractive poster, combining science and art.
Include a few references in a discrete way for further reading.
People should remember your poster as THE POSTER of the meeting.