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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 1 Academic posters combine visuals and text to present scholarly research. Typically at academic conferences, a researcher is on hand to discuss the contents of the poster with his or her audience. So, the posters content need not be exhaustive. It is more important that it stimulates discussion and invites questions. A successful academic poster is eye-catching, simply laid-out, and not excessively text-heavy. Be careful to not exceed 500 words of text. People tend to scan posters for information rather than read them from beginning to end as they might do an essay. Finally, the poster should be clearly readable from three metres away. 2 The structure and layout of an academic poster depend on your subject matter and also on the conventions of your field. Therefore, an academic poster from engineering (e.g. solar energy generation andstorage) may well look different from one in educational research (e.g. secondary school student attrition rates in rural areas). 3 It is important to look at a variety of academic posters, especially from the research area in which you are involved. It is easy to find a range of different posters through a Google search or the resources given below. 4 Academic Posters Resources 2015 Swinburne Online 5 6 There are a number of different toolsthat you might use to create your academic poster. The tool that was used to create this poster was (free version). There is also a template for Word available in the unit. The following blog has some terrific advice andreflections on creating effective and innovative academic posters as well as some great examples: site has a number of free downloadable research poster templates: practical design advice on academic poster design, this website is terrific: Typically, an academic poster will be divided into clear sections like introduction, methods or research design, results or data display, analysis, discussion and conclusion. These sections do not need to be titled like that but should be clear and differentiated. The poster should also have a clear and informative title. You may use arrows, numbers, and lines, for example, to direct your audiences reading of the poster. Generally speaking, information is best presented in columns rather than rows as people find this layout easier to read. For example, should you decide on a landscape orientation for your poster, it is best to use three or possibly four columns. The columns need not have visible borders but they should underpin the design. If you prefer to use cells to display your content, then ensure your audience is clear about the sequence in which the cells should be read.
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