Designing Effective Posters

Learn how to design and publish effective posters. This guide includes sections on design elements, the poster design process, and using software to create posters.

Evaluation checksheet

Use this checklist to evaluate posters. Click on the pdf link to open and print the checksheet.

We suggest assigning points to a poster with the following values: 1= poor; 2= fair; 3=average; 4=good; 5= excellent.

The pdf looks like this:

Evaluation Checksheet

 
 

Poster title:

 

Criteria Rating Notes (How could this be improved?)
Content  

 

 

Clear Purpose  
Relevant and Significant  
Essential  
Organized  
Clear and Concise  

 

 

 

Design and Layout  

 

 

Alignment  
Balance  
White space  
Consistency  
Color  
Headings and Fonts  

 

 

 

Graphics  

 

 

Photographs  
Diagrams, Charts, and Artwork  

 

 

 

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