Research Posters 101
Infographics and research posters can be a quick and efficient way of getting your research across to a variety of audiences. Whether you are taking what you have already written in a research paper or creating all new content, the steps are the same.
Research: Compile your research and examine the data, as you would for a traditional paper.
Purpose: What is the story you want your visual to tell? How will this be conveyed to your audience? What is your main argument or take away message?
Audience: Consider your audience. What is the right tone to take? What is an appropriate level of detail for your audience
Visualize: How do you want your purpose to be visualized? Start to consider various data visualization options (i.e. charts, graphs, timelines, icons, map, etc). Consider your colors, fonts, and images. How do they all play a role in the story you are telling?
Poster 101: Quick Tips
Once you have decided on your goal and main points, it's time to create the poster itself