Research posters are a visual representation of your paper or project. They typically include both small blocks of text and images (photos, charts, graphs, etc.). A poster will quickly educate the viewers it attracts about your work, as well as serve as a visual aid when you present your work to your viewers ("As you see in this graph... ").
Layout and Flow
Use visuals that will attract viewers, but also illustrate your central point(s).
Use color on your poster, but use it smartly. Use only 2 or 3 colors in easy-to-read combinations. Make use of white-balance or leave open space on your poster help delineate sections and make your poster more visually appealing (less cluttered and overwhelming to the viewer).
The following resources can help you create powerful visuals: