In the poster project example I tried to visualize in a simple and schematic way the hierarchy of the information on the poster, by making an information structure.In the poster project example I tried to visualize in a simple and schematic way the hierarchy of the information on the poster, by making an information structure.
When I discussed the information structure with Elleke, she mentioned that ‘Findings’ and ‘Results’ are quite the same. Furthermore, it was important that the poster would show the type of research (Genome-wide association study of cerebellar volume) and what that research shows. In a way this message is mostly the same as in the information structure, only put in a slightly different way and a bit more focussed on the data of the research.
Good to mention, regarding an information structure or a written summary: The information structure or written summary is meant to give you a good idea of what your poster will be about, what the main message is. In my experience, for most projects this message stays the same until the end of the design process. But it can of course change during the process, due to new insights or more fine tuning of the main message. If possible, don’t change your main message after you made the sketch, because changing your message at this stage could mean a lot of extra design work.