Poster Guidelines for Construct3D 2020
The Posters track invites experience reports, best practices, project reports, and works-in-progress.
The maximum poster size is: 48 inches wide x 36 inches high.
Poster Session Logistics
You or a representative must be in attendance during the poster session.
Thumbtacks will be available on-site for attaching the poster to the display board.
If you require power or a small table for displaying objects, please provide us with details (info@construct3Dconf.com). We will try but cannot promise to accommodate all such requests.
General Poster Design Guidelines
Typically posters are arranged from left to right and top to bottom.
Numbered sections or arrows can help guide the viewer through the poster.
Include your institutional logo at the top.
Keep the design relatively simple and uncluttered.
Lettering and text
Font size for the title should be large (e.g., 70-point font)
Font size for the main elements should be large enough to facilitate readability from ~2 yards away (e.g., 32 point font). The font size for other elements, such as references, may be smaller (e.g., 20 - 24 point font).
Sans serif fonts (e.g., Arial, Calibri, Helvetica) are easier to read at a distance than serif fonts (e.g., Times New Roman).
Text should be brief and presented in a bullet-point list as much as possible. Long paragraphs are difficult to read in a poster presentation setting.
Graphs, photographs, and schematics should be large enough to see from 2 yards (e.g., 8 inches x 10 inches).
Figure captions or bulleted annotation of major findings next to figures are essential. To ensure that all visual elements are "stand alone," axes must be labeled and all symbols should be explained.
Tables should be used sparingly and presented in a simplified format.
Here is a link to the Construct3D logo if you would like to use this in your header.
Poster Session Presentation
Prepare a brief oral summary of your poster for the poster session introduction (think of a one minute elevator pitch), as well as for the poster session and prepare short answers to likely questions in advance.
The poster session introduction should cover the key points of the poster so that the audience can understand the main findings.
It is recommended that authors practice their poster presentation in front of colleagues before the poster session. Authors should request feedback about the oral presentation as well as poster content and layout.
You may prepare copies of your extended abstract on letter size paper to distribute to interested audience members.