In general, people expect information to flow left-to-right and top-to-bottom.
Viewers are best able to absorb information from a poster with several columns that progress from left to right.
Wording on a poster: Aims of study The effectiveness of your poster depends on how quickly and easily your audience can read and interpret it, so it’s best to make your poster visually striking.
You only have a few seconds to grab attention as people wander past your poster; make the most of those seconds!
What real-world problems or questions prompted you to undertake this project?
What field-specific issues or debates influenced your thinking?Rather, it should explain the value of your research project.To do this effectively, you will need to determine your take-home message.This is the raw material of your research: your research questions, a succinct statement of your project’s main argument (what you are trying to prove), and the evidence that supports that argument.In the sciences, the what of a project is often divided into its hypothesis and its data or results.Long, complex sentences are difficult for viewers to absorb and may cause them to move on to the next poster.Poster verbiage must be concise, precise, and straightforward. Here is an example: Wording in a paper: This project sought to establish the ideal specifications for clinically useful wheelchair pressure mapping systems, and to use these specifications to influence the design of an innovative wheelchair pressure mapping system.Poster sessions have been very common in the sciences for some time, and they have recently become more popular as forums for the presentation of research in other disciplines like the social sciences, service learning, the humanities, and the arts.Poster presentation formats differ from discipline to discipline, but in every case, a poster should clearly articulate what you did, how you did it, why you did it, and what it contributes to your field and the larger field of human knowledge.Choose a few key pieces of evidence that most clearly illustrate your take-home message.Often a chart, graph, table, photo, or other figure can help you distill this information and communicate it quickly and easily.