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Academic Posters

Poster design tips

  Look at posters on the Internet to generate ideas for your project.

  Sketch out a plan on paper, keeping in mind the assignment requirements:

  • Title
  • Headings
  • Content
  • Include data charts?
  • Choose an eye-catching image and additional supporting images
  • Select a colour scheme
  • Font type and sizes
  • Decide poster arrangement


  Check out these resources for more advice on how to to create an effective poster presentation:

      Designing Posters (by Colin Purrington)

      Creating Strong Academic Posters (by University of Alberta)

      Tips for Presenting at a Student Conference


image credits: "Writing a List" by Pauline from Noun Project; "World Wide Web" by Minh Do from Noun Project

Poster design video

   Dos and Don'ts of Academic Poster Design (by University of Guelph)