While images aren’t essential to the design of your poster, as the saying goes, they can be worth a thousand words. Images, charts, diagrams and anything else will make your presentation easier to understand. Adding graphics to your poster will make it more interesting. Quite frankly, a poster designed with just text (even if you created the cure for cancer), is going to be visually boring and viewers will move on to the next poster.
Choosing colors that compliment you and your poster is critical. You don’t want the color to overshadow your research, but a poster without a little color can be drab. There needs to be a nice contrast of dark and light colors.
If you use a dark background like blue or red, use white text against it. Otherwise your text will be hard to read. Our templates use good contrast and colors, and while you don’t need to use the color scheme of our template, they are a good place to start for proper contrast and interest.
The best posters always seem to utilize the area very well. These posters have the right amount of information, images, color, and have a nice flow throughout them. Use your images strategically and break up big blocks of text which will actually give the viewer’s eyes a rest.
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