Title

Poster presentation characteristics: How they affect the viewer.

Poster Number

28

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

Poster sessions at professional conferences are an important part of the research process. Once research has been completed, it is necessary to share the findings with others in the field. However, in order to share scientific findings in a poster format, the poster must attract observers. Questionnaires assessing participants' impressions of the posters were distributed at four poster sessions of the 1999 WP A convention. Posters that contained certain colors were more likely to. be named as "stand(ing) out most" by the participants. Posters that included graphs and/or photos were more likely to be named than were posters without graphs and photos. Posters with fonts between the sizes of 5 and 8 characters per inch were more likely to be named than posters with larger or smaller fonts. Attention to these details may increase the effectiveness of a poster as a tocl for communicating research results.

Location

DeRosa University Center

Start Date

1-5-2001 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2001 5:00 PM

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Poster presentation characteristics: How they affect the viewer.

DeRosa University Center

Poster sessions at professional conferences are an important part of the research process. Once research has been completed, it is necessary to share the findings with others in the field. However, in order to share scientific findings in a poster format, the poster must attract observers. Questionnaires assessing participants' impressions of the posters were distributed at four poster sessions of the 1999 WP A convention. Posters that contained certain colors were more likely to. be named as "stand(ing) out most" by the participants. Posters that included graphs and/or photos were more likely to be named than were posters without graphs and photos. Posters with fonts between the sizes of 5 and 8 characters per inch were more likely to be named than posters with larger or smaller fonts. Attention to these details may increase the effectiveness of a poster as a tocl for communicating research results.