How to Create a Good Academic Poster?
Academic posters are an excellent way to showcase your work at conferences and meetings. They can be used in poster presentations and serve as a summary of your project. In this how to article, we demonstrate how trainees can make and deliver a successful academic poster. There are several ways to make an excellent academic poster:
1. Adjust the poster content to the audience
Academic posters are a type of poster that is usually used in academic competitions to explain learning materials and other matters related to academics. So the content of the poster that is made needs to be adjusted to the target poster reader. However, if an academic poster is used as an academic competition event, then the posters made need to be adapted to the theme or topic of the competition.
2. Focus on the poster content instead of on the poster template
In the making of posters, the main focus is the content of the poster. So that the addition of images and poster templates is only used as a secondary part to make the poster does not look monotonous. So in the making, you need to focus on the content and clarify it with a description or concept map.
3. Balance the number of pictures with text
In the creation of posters, the number of images and writings must be balanced. If a poster only needs a small image to illustrate a description, give it a vast space for the image placement to the appropriate size.
4. Use legible letters
The size of the writing on a poster should also be considered. Ideally, a poster should be readable within 2 meters. So choose a font and font size that can be read clearly by the audience.
The description explains academic posters that can be a reference for you when going to make them. You need to pay attention to the conformity between the content of the poster with the title and the language in the delivery of material through the poster.