Invajo event glossary

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Academic posters

An academic poster is a visual presentation of research findings, concepts, or projects displayed on a large, printed board or a digital screen. It is a popular format for presenting research at academic conferences, symposiums, and other events. Academic posters serve as an effective communication tool to share research in a visual and interactive manner with a diverse audience of fellow researchers, academics, and industry professionals.

The main purpose of academic posters is to present research findings and projects in a visually engaging way that encourages interaction and discussion. They offer an opportunity for researchers to showcase their work, receive feedback, and network with other attendees. Academic posters enable researchers to communicate complex information effectively, bridging the gap between the research and the audience.

A well-designed academic poster typically includes the following key elements:

  • Title: The title should be concise and attention-grabbing, clearly indicating the topic or focus of the research.
  • Author Information: List the names and affiliations of the researchers/authors involved in the study.
  • Introduction: Provide a brief overview of the research problem, the research question or objective, and the significance of the study.
  • Methodology: Summarize the research design, methods, data collection techniques, and any key variables or participants involved in the study.
  • Results: Present the main findings and outcomes of the research. Use graphs, charts, tables, and images to illustrate data and statistics effectively.
  • Discussion: Interpret and discuss the implications of the results, highlighting their relevance and contribution to the field of research.
  • Conclusion: Summarize the key takeaways and conclusions of the research.
  • Acknowledgments: Include any acknowledgments for funding support, collaboration, or assistance provided during the research.
  • References: List the sources and references cited in the poster, ensuring proper credit to previous research and literature.

The visual design of an academic poster is crucial for attracting attention and conveying information effectively.

  • Use a clear and readable font for text elements.
  • Organize content logically with a clear flow from one section to another.
  • Use contrasting colors to highlight important information and make the poster visually appealing.
  • Ensure that the visual elements (graphs, charts, images) are clear, easy to interpret, and support the main points of the research.
  • Keep the poster uncluttered, avoiding excessive text and unnecessary elements.

Academic posters offer an opportunity for interactive engagement with the audience. During the poster session, the presenter can provide additional explanations, answer questions, and initiate discussions about the research. This interactive aspect enhances the audience's understanding and provides valuable feedback for the researcher.

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