It is easy to get lost in the details and want to showcase as much information as possible on your poster, but the key to an engaging poster that keeps a reader engaged is to focus on three points: clarity, being concise, and having a strategic design.
Ask yourself, “What would I need to know if I were viewing this material for the first time?” And then state the information clearly.
Keep it simple. Place your major points in the poster and save the non-essential, but interesting highlights, for follow up discussion. Be selective. Your final conclusions or summary should leave observers focused on a brief statement of your most important findings.
The specific design of your poster should reflect your goals to convey your research and findings clearly and effectively. We recommend you consider using our own APA mod template of the Better Poster, a newer approach that focuses on the central message more explicitly.
Unsure about what font sizes and colors to use so that people can read your poster? Check out our Accessibility Guide.
APA Better Poster Mod