Whether you are writing a report or creating your PowerPoint and/or poster presentation, you want to ensure it contains these parts:
A design report is the written record of the project you have completed. Its purpose is to communicate the solution to a problem, typically to a client.
Convey the main message of your presentation. You want someone to be able to view your PowerPoint slides and come away understanding the main message and key highlights of your project even if they aren't able to hear your accompanying oral presentation.
Give your poster a title that will draw attention and summarize your project
Important information should be largest (text hierarchy)
Often the title is largest, then your name (or group names) and affiliations
Title should be readable from approximately 10 feet away (letters approx. 1.5 inches tall)
San serif fonts (like Arial, Helvetica) are easier to read far away (think of the font used on highway signs)
Serif fonts (like Times New Roman) are easier to read in block or body text
If you are printing out slides, boxes, figures, or images, add dark borders as they will help provide contrast against a lighter background
Do you need to cite computer software when you refer to it in your paper or presentation? Answer:
When citing specialized software in your Reference list, you want to include as many of the same elements as you would for any other source, such as a book, that you know:
Four Winds Interactive (version 220.127.116.1140) [Computer software]. (2015). Retrieved from https://www.fourwindsinteractive.com/
Smith, J. (2018). 3-D Imagination [Computer software]. Portland, ME: XPress, Inc.
When referring to the software in your text, give the full name of the software along with the version number (if there is one).
The messaging and content for the library's digital signage is created using Four Winds Interactive (version 18.104.22.16840, 2015).
We created the variety of gadgets on display with our presentation through use of Version 1 of 3-D Imagination (2018) and a basic 3-D printer.
Note: Some software providers make citation a part of the license and mandate a specific citation form.
Software may come with a printed or online manual or handbook. You would cite use of these similar to citing the software, using the title of the software and the company's information.
Reference citation format examples:
Company Name. (Year). Software title: Manual/Handbook title. Publisher location: Publisher Name.
Company Name. (Year). Software title: Manual/Handbook title. Retrieved from http://companyx.com/file_pdf
Oral Presentations are conducted in 45-minute sessions that include three 10-minute formal presentations highlighting the most important aspects of a project or research followed by a shared a shared 15 minute Q & A.
Poster Presentations are interactive 45-minute sessions designed to share research findings and answer questions of attendees.
ePosterBoard Presentations are interactive 45-minute sessions designed to share research findings and answer questions of attendees.