The objective of a poster is to present your thesis work in standard, non- specialist language. It needn’t be a poster like the ones presented at a conference or a scientific colloquium.
It is a communication exercise.
It is important to put yourself in the place of the person who will read it, a person who may not understand anything about your field of specialization. The problems posed and the vocabulary used must be simple and accessible.
The poster must be educational, present a logical argument, not be too detailed, and be instructive and attractive.
The poster must include:
- The objective of the study
- The main methods used
- The essential results obtained or expected
- The applications of the work
- The conclusions and the future prospects
- The titles of the research work
- The name and a photograph of the doctoral student
- The year of the thesis
- The name of the laboratory and of the university
Try to include colours, figures, tables, drawings and photos, but remember not to put too much. A poster should not be too crowded: 50% of its surface area should be blank space.
Use fonts that are large enough to be read from a distance of 2-3 metres.
The format should be A2 (42X60 cm).