Welcome! The purpose of Designing Effective Posters is to help you communicate through a poster. This research guide includes the following sections:
Getting Started With PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign: This is where you'll find introductory information on setting up your poster. PowerPoint and InDesign are two of the most common software programs used for poster creation.
Adding and Revising Content with PowerPoint: If you don't have experience with InDesign, we recommend using PowerPoint to create your poster. It's very user-friendly and is compatible with both Windows and Mac.
Adding and Revising Content with InDesign: If you want to incorporate advanced design features into your poster, try Adobe InDesign. It has a much steeper learning curve but it very versatile. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac.
Design Elements: Several design elements make up a successful poster.
Design Process and Printing: Describes the tasks for creating a poster. Refer to this section for help with planning and carrying out your poster project.