- Make it about an idea, and present that idea visually
- Again, keep text to a minimum. Don't try to put everything on the poster. Use it to spark conversation.
- Maximize space. This doesn't mean cram everything in; white space is an important part of the layout
- Make the content practical, if you can. How can this be applied to other people?
- Have a visual element that ties it together
- Use color sparingly. You want your poster to be united.
- Use a light-colored background, or at least, try not to use black text on a dark background and avoid white text.
- In general, you want your title to be about 72-120 point font; headers between 48-80 point
- In general, the body text should be at least 24-point font. 14-point font should be the smallest you ever go, and only for footnotes. The bigger, the better.
Design tips were adapted from the following sources: