Posters:
How to emphasize your message.

 

    © Kathryn Tosney
    Chair of Biology
    The University of Miami

Tosney home page
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ktosney@miami.edu


8. Make text readable.

Text should be simple, direct, and large enough to read.

    Readability criteria:

    Hints:

The title and major headings should be readable from 6 feet away. These headings carry your main message and can attract viewers to your poster.

The supporting material should be visible from 4 feet away.

The details should be kept to a minimum, and should be visible from 3 feet away.

Keep text compact: single-space text; use spaces to separate different text units.

Avoid long lines of text-- the reader can get lost trying to find the next line.

Use serif-style fonts like Times that enhance readability.

Use left-adjusted format; avoid right-adjusted format

Use both upper and lower case; all caps is more difficult to read.

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