A research poster summarizes key information from your research to share with others. This research can be showcased with text, charts & graphs, images, and other engaging visuals - the poster can even exist as a digital object for your audience to take in or interact with virtually.
Many academic conferences have poster sessions, during which audience members circulate throughout the room and poster presenters stand next to their posters to showcase their research and answer in-depth questions .
Poster sessions are an important part of the Guilford Undergraduate Symposium (GUS), an event regularly held in the spring during which the Guilford community comes together to share research, creative endeavors, service learning projects, and more.
Image source: Michael Crouch. GUS 2017. Retrieved from Artstor.
Here are some general rules for good poster design:
And here are some resources to learn more about poster design:
And here are a few things to keep in mind when working on designing a poster, whether it is for a class or to present at GUS:
The following are some tools that could be used in poster creation:
Through Hoonuit (formerly known as Atomic Learning), there are tutorials available to help you learn how to use some of the tools listed above, and to help you with poster design & graphic design in general. You can log in to Hoonuit with your Guilford username and password. Please put in a Web Help Desk ticket if you experience any issues.