Scientific and informational posters convey research and knowledge in large printed text and graphics. Researchers often use posters to present and discuss their work with others. Posters may contain embedded infographics and photographs, and their overall organization varies across fields and range from sparse and simple to dense and complex.


PowerPoint, Google Slides, Keynote, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign


  • Know your audience, the goal of the poster, and the physical environment where it will be displayed.
  • Keep it simple! Distill your main points.
  • Generally, there should be less text.
  • It should be readable at 5 feet.
  • Incorporate well titled graphics. 
  • A viewer should be able to glance at the poster and get the main gist.