A PhD poster used for academic conferences has two main purposes – to communicate your research and to serve as a networking tool. Unfortunately, an ill-designed poster fails to achieve either of these by either failing to grab attention or summarising you work in a logical format. To help ensure this doesn’t happen to you, we’ve outlined 9 essential tips your PhD poster should follow to make an impact at your next conference.
To summarise: use a logical format with your key message summarised at the top and data summarised throughout in graphs. Make use of large images, neutral colours and white space to help your poster standout whilst remaining easy on the eye. Print out your poster to see what it looks like in person and ensure you spend an appropriate amount of time speaking to your readers to clarify questions they may have about your poster.
For a more detailed explanation of these steps, carry on reading the below infographic.