Watch this short video for an overview 

Key points from the video 


  • Maximise contrast between the text and background colour
  • Organise content in clearly labelled sections
  • Ensure good alignment of your content
  • Use bullet points and focus on key messages
  • Use sans serif fonts like Arial as they are easier to read
  • Use tables, images and graphs
  • Make sure you have the proper permission to use any images


  • Use neon colours
  • Scatter information across your poster
  • Forget to include references
  • Have too much text

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 Academic posters (The University of Melbourne)

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