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Welcome to the Effective Poster Design Workshop Guide

The creation of any style of poster can be an effective means of presenting information and/or ideas as a resource to a passing audience.  An effective poster is one that draws an audience to it, and allows for a clear and logical presentation of the story it wants to tell.

Workshop Aims and Outcomes


The aims of this workshop are to encourage the creator to think about the prospective audience, the poster content and the design considerations involved in the layout of a poster. The focus is not on developing your ICT skills on the software to create your poster.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Be aware that the created poster must be aimed at the intended audience or the assessment criteria.
  • Consider what is required for the design and creation of an attractive and effective poster.
  • To understand the Poster Presentation Life Cycle.
  • Collaboratively mock up a poster design
  • Be aware of what current technology is available to enhance your poster
  • To be aware of where to go next and the support models available

Assessment Model & Criteria

  • Activity 1: Discuss the need to take into account both the assessment criteria and the audience.
  • Activity 2: Discuss the considerations to take into account when designing a poster.
  • Activity 3: Discuss the Poster Presentation Life Cycle
  • Activity 4: Discuss good and bad examples of poster designs
  • Activity 5: Collaboratively design a poster mock up on paper
  • Activity 6: Discuss the use of technology to further enhance a static poster
  • Activity 7: Where next and Post-it notes

Why attend this workshop?

If you have a poster presentation then this workshop will help you to get started.   The workshop will develop your skills in presenting information in an understandable format. 


Academic Literacies Mapping

This workshop is mapped to the following employability and skills frameworks:

Information Literacies: B.1, B.2, B.4, B.14, B.15, B.16, I.1, I.2, I.3, I.5, I.19, I.20, A.1, A,2, A.11

Graduate Headstart, 1.1, 5.1, %.2, 5.3, 7.2

FHEQ: 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3 

Workshops Details

Level: Workshop
Length: 1 hour
Prerequisites: None
Linked Modules: Powerpoint  
Delivery Method: Face-to-face / Virtual Classroom