A poster is a visual representation of your research. Your poster should:
The viewer should walk away remembering you and your work, not the way the poster looked.
Most people use Microsoft Powerpoint to design their posters - it's a common program that's easy to use. In this guide, we'll assume that you're using Powerpoint.
If you'd like to explore other options, you could also use graphic design software such as Photoshop or InDesign, or a program meant specifically for creating posters.