Without delving much into the content of this poster I could see right from the start that it could have been improved from an aesthetic, visual standpoint. To begin with, I understand that is was created with a particular color theme in mind that was perhaps meant to illicit the mood of its content, but I feel that the theme becomes overwhelming with only a few different shades of color present. Having a uniform theme is not necessarily a bad idea, but having all the backgrounds and charts be the same hue doesn’t allow for any aspect of the poster to pop out at the viewer. This leaves the poster more likely to be passed over rather than stand out like a poster with sharp, contrasting colors would.
I felt that this poster could also have benefited from a bit of reorganization that that would have filled up the empty space better than it does. The impression that empty spaces on a research poster like this gives is that the researcher ran out of things to say about their research. This is not the impression that you want he viewer to have. While you do not want to clutter the poster either, striking the right balance that gives the impression of a concise, yet thorough summary of one’s research is what is preferred.
In addition, I would have made this poster easier to read from a text and chart perspective. What the creator needs to understand is that almost no one will want to put their face close enough to the poster to read the tiny text that makes up the several paragraphs used to summarize the key points of the research done by this student. By focusing of brevity, the author could have larger text and graphs that will give a passer-by a better idea of their work.