Make sure the Title and Mortuary’s name are prominent and eye-catching
Tell a story: provide clear flow of information from introduction to conclusion
Focus on your major findings - a common fault is to try to cover too much
Few delegates are going to read everything on your poster, so get to the point
Use graphs, tables, diagrams and images where appropriate. Use boxes to isolate and emphasise specific points.
If you add an NHS logo, follow the guidelines provided by your trust
Your Medical illustration department may be able to help you
Use all the space at your disposal, but do not cram in the content - white space is an important part of the layout, and good use of it can make a poster elegant and arresting.
Use colour sparingly - limited use of a few colours is more striking than a 'rainbow' approach. Think about why you are using colour; it is especially useful for emphasis and differentiation.
Avoid colour combinations that clash (e.g. red on blue) or cause problems for people with colour-blindness (e.g. red and green in proximity).
Use white or muted colour background (e.g. pastel shades)
The flow of information should be clear from the layout; if you have to use arrows to indicate the flow, the content could probably be arranged better.
Clearly label diagrams/drawings and provide references to them in the text where necessary.
The title text should be readable from 6 metres away - at least 48-point text. (Note that you are creating your poster in A3 format)
The body text should be readable from 2 metres away - at least 24-point text
Choose a clear font with large inner space (i.e. the space inside the loops of letters such as 'o', 'd', ‘p'). Good examples are Arial, Verdana, Georgia or Helvetica
Ensure the poster is NO larger than A3 size. A laminated final presentation is to be posted / mailed to: - Mrs Emma Romeling FAAPT. Mortuary Department, Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 2NN