The image above is the final research poster for RIT’s Multidisciplinary Senior Design (MSD) team P16007 who researched, designed, and constructing a device that would assist the motion of a wheelchair. I chose this poster because I am on team P17007, this year’s MSD team that will research ideas to improve the device and ultimately reconstruct the device by the end of the Spring semester. Similar to their device from last year, I am not a fan of their poster. There are multiple improvements I would make to this poster including:
- The lack of information and research provided to prove their design is feasible.
- I know from using the device that it works, but for someone else looking at the poster, they likely wouldn’t know.
- For the engineering requirements section, there is nothing to describe how those requirements will be tested (test plans) and there aren’t any results to prove if anything was accomplished.
- There is an image of validation for the stress and factor of safety for the device’s base, but there isn’t an explanation for what the image means.
- Overall, just make the poster clear, concise, and complete.
Ultimately, I don’t think this poster does a good job at communicating to the user the outcomes and research from their project. I think the information is concise, but it is not clear and it is not complete. On the other hand, the poster is easy to look at and has images to show what the constructed device looks like.