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Research Poster Design

How-to guide designed to assist with the development and design of academic posters.

Research Poster Design

Research posters summarize information visually to communicate new findings and generate conversation.  At conferences, poster sessions typically have a set time and place where researchers can present their findings, answer questions, and receive feedback.  Check out this video for more information:

How to Use this Guide

The content of this guide is broken into two pages:

  • Planning Your Poster
    The first step to any great poster is planning!  You will save yourself a lot of time and stress by filling out the Academic Poster Planning Worksheet before you start creating the finished product.
  • Designing Your Poster
    You've done the research, you've planned your poster, and now it's time to create the file in Microsoft Powerpoint. This page has step-by-step directions and best practices for creating your poster.