Research posters are very informative, but also hard to look at. The one reading talks about students being more gravitated toward the poster with good aesthetics. I’ll just say this, this poster I took form google because I only am on campus for classes. This is suppose to be a template. This is by far the WORST template they could offer. Going off aesthetics and what are reading talked about, no student would be drawn to this. The first word that pops in my mind is boring.
The poster is informative if you set it up like this. Its grouped together therefore, easy to read and to follow. It has everything a research poster should have. You have your graphs, You have the statistics, you have a comparison chart which is really cool and helpful to the person that is looking at a chart like this. Lastly it even gives a conclusion. My problem with the visual art behind it is the fact its one color. Its bland to me. There are no cool pictures of the experiment. No creative way of creating the headers for the sections. This is also wordy. The key is bullets. Be clear, and concise. Also I don’t know if there is a order to this. If there is it should be labeled because there are two different ways of reading this. You could go down or to the right.
I would have added more colors to it. I would have kept it neutral so like blues and greens. I would have added a few pictures because not only is it evidence that the experiment took place but its cool to see the process. I would have made the section headings more creative where the eye is easily drawn. College students are for the majority, are bored. We sit through lectures that drag, we have professors with that monotone voice. Spice up these research posters don’t make them so boring make them stand out! Every experiment is cool and unique. A poster should reflect that.