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edc_2011_28 - Chapter 28 Poster Presentations CHAPTER 28...

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Chapter 28: Poster Presentations 295 CHAPTER 28: POSTER PRESENTATIONS Chapter outline Designing the poster Layout Graphics Text Font size and style Color Preparing the poster presentation Planning the presentation Practicing the presentation Key guidelines for poster presentations Minimize the amount of text and make it big enough for viewers to read Emphasize graphics (photos and drawings) and make them easy to understand at a glance Arrange text and graphics so viewers can easily see the relationship between the design problem and solution Face viewers while speaking and project your voice Point to the poster or prototype when you want to call attention to important features Answer questions non-defensively and clearly—with supporting data Dress professionally A Fall/Winter Quarter EDC poster quickly illustrates the essence of your design and its benefits. It contains less text than the posters used at most sci- ence fairs or professional science and engineering conferences because it is meant to be viewed in a large room with dozens of visitors circulating rather quickly among the offerings. Your accompanying two-to-five-minute presen- tation provides further details about the design, so the viewer has little time to read your poster.
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