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Introduction to effective poster design

  • In this form of assessment you are asked to synthesise the outcome of your learning and/or research into a self-explanatory poster
  • It can be an individual or a group exercise
  • It is usually assessed on the spot by a trained panel and/or peers
  • It can provide practice in developing the skills relevant to communicating by visual means

Why a poster - what's wrong with words?

  • It can catch the attention and interest more quickly
  • It conveys information more quickly
  • It engages both right and left sides of the reader's brain and so enables a range of 'intelligences' to be used
  • It conveys information very concisely