Your poster should have clear sections that are easy to see and follow a logical order. Remember that most of your audience reads from left to right, top to bottom - so your sections should follow one of these reading patterns.
Specifications for dimensions:
The All Colleges Undergraduate Research Symposium:
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium:
Tools for poster design:
Choose colors that fit your topic. Some color associations are widely recognized (e.g. blue for water, green for sustainability) and some colors have a certain tone (loud, quiet, warm, cool). Colors relay a message, so think about what your colors are saying about your research.
Some basic tips: