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How to have a great poster session: Don't scare them away

This one

The Basic Rules

Or this one?

The Basics

Most (if not all) of you will say you prefered the one on the right.  It's easier to read and more appealing.  Why is that, you ask.  Because the one on the right has:

  • more white space
  • less text
  • larger font
  • shorter paragraphs

White space helps make the poster orderly and inviting.

You don't put up much text in a poster because people don't have time/desire to read it.

The font needs to be large enough for people to comfortably read a few feet from the poster.

Short paragraphs make the information bite sized.

Conlin Purrington's quick and dirty one page of poster tips

By Colin Purrington on Designing conference posters.

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