Your content needs to be clearly and logically laid out using headings and subheadings.
If you are reporting information you could adopt a report structure for your poster, but if you are providing a solution to a problem you may find an analytical style more appropriate.
Planning your content
Be guided by the learning outcomes and topic.
A poster needs precise and concise communication so spend time identifying your key points, be specific and use plain English, not jargon.
What information do you want to include?
What information do you want the reader of your poster to know?
Decide upon any pictures, diagrams, charts, graphs or photos that help communicate the information to the reader of your poster.
Academic posters require referencing to show evidence of your reading and research so you should always provide a reference list or bibliography.
Design and layout
Once you have decided upon the content think about how are you going to arrange your information?
Remember that your poster must have visual impact and be clear and legible from about a metre away.