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PSY 3550 - Health Psychology: Creating your Poster

Academic Poster Ideas

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Using Google Slides to Create your Poster

Designing your Poster

Poster Tip ... in a poster

Poster example

Thanks to @collinpurrington   Check out his website, Designing Conference Posters, for more great ideas 

Poster Tips

Posters are visual presentations - the text and graphics should support each other

Sketch your design arranging your sections in 3 or 4 columns; following a logical sequence

Get to the point and LIMIT your text.  Use photos, figures, and tables to tell your story

Use only 2-3 colors 

Suggested Typefaces

  • Trebuchet
  • Verdana
  • Tahoma
  • Ariel
  • Lucida Sans

Type Sizes (approx)

  • Title                   80pt
  • Authors             60 pt
  • Headings          60 pt
  • Main Text          32-36 pt
  • Captions           32 pt
  • Works Cited      24 pt

Poster Sections

Main parts of your poster may include:

  • Title
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion of Result
  • Conclusion
  • Works Cited
  • Further information

Printing Your Poster

Here are some local options.  We do not endorse or recommend these businesses but provide this list as options for your project.  Check for online coupons to save some costs $$$

Printing Tips:

  • Design your poster to size you want to be printed (you can just enlarge an 8.5 x 11 document - just watch for image distortion)
  • Create or Save your poster in file type acceptable to your printer. (usually .ppt, PDF or .jpeg)  
  • Your screen colors are in RGB and printer colors are CMYK