This is the raw material of your research: your research questions, a succinct statement of your project’s main argument (what you are trying to prove), and the evidence that supports that argument.
In the sciences, the what of a project is often divided into its hypothesis and its data or results.
Long, complex sentences are difficult for viewers to absorb and may cause them to move on to the next poster.
Poster verbiage must be concise, precise, and straightforward. Here is an example: Wording in a paper: This project sought to establish the ideal specifications for clinically useful wheelchair pressure mapping systems, and to use these specifications to influence the design of an innovative wheelchair pressure mapping system.
Rather, it should explain the value of your research project.
To do this effectively, you will need to determine your take-home message.
Include information about the process you followed as you conducted your project.
Viewers will not have time to wade through too many technical details, so only your general approach is needed. Give your audience an idea about your motivation for this project.
If you are presenting in a setting where some audience members may not be as familiar with your area of study, you will need to explain more about the specific debates that are current in your field and to define any technical terms you use.
This audience will be less interested in the specific details and more interested in the what and why of your project—that is, your broader motivations for the project and its impact on their own lives. One of the biggest pitfalls of poster presentations is filling your poster with so much text that it overwhelms your viewers and makes it difficult for them to tell which points are the most important.