Poster Design

  1. Elements of a poster
  • Title
  • Introduction(hypothesis)
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements(optional)
  • References( use short in text citations instead of a section)
  1. Guidelines for Poster Design
  • Should appeal to your audience
  • Text should be large enough for far reading
  • Should be easy to follow
  • Easy to understand
  • Text should be simple
  1. Planning the poster
  • Determine the size and sketch it
  • Develop a hierarchy of information(start from general to specific)
  • Paper size must be the same for both poster and the design software
  1. Selecting fonts and text
  • Use no more than three fonts
  • Write titles in “sentence case’ instead of ‘title case’ or ‘ALL CAPS”
  • Use at least 48 point for titles and 24 point font for body text
  • Aim to have 800 words max
  • Cite Your sources
  • Make sure to provide empty space between each information (40% graphic ,35% empty space, 25% text)
  1. Making the poster
  • QuarkXPress,InDesign,LaTex,Scribus,Illustator
  • Save your poster to PDF


  • Marvin will print out the poster for us, but we need to review it before we hand it to him

False Alarm Calls

In 2001, police officers were sent to the 5756 alarm calls, less 1% activity is about criminal activity.

In 2002, police officers were sent to the 5688 alarm calls, also less 1% is about criminal activity.

The false alarm call brings a terrible impact to the 911 system; it makes the 911 and business call slow down.


The government attempts to do some following steps when people use the calls an alarm:

  • Verified responds
  • Fine driven responds
  • Cost recovery
  • Two-call verification

Also, the government tries to take actions to reduce the false alarm calls.

There is a fine if people execute a false alarm call. There is no fine for the first call, second call will be charged with $50, the third one is $100, four one is $150, five one is $200, and $250 for six one or above.





Crime and Free Wifi Services in NYC Subway Stations

Nowadays, the transportation system in NYC had improved a lot and started to have free wi-fi linked to the stations. We can consider the improvements to reduce risks happening in NYC subway. Especially when there was not many police officers on rush hours, the chance of criminal activity occur easily.

  1. Crime
  • The stations had most crime are Times Square, 125st, and 14st Union Square
  • The station had least crime are Aqueduct Racetrack, 77st and Hunter Point Ave
  • Of the crime activities, there were 70% physical force and 12.5% using knives. Moreover, 5.5% involved using a gun.

Nearly 40% of crimes occurred in midday hours 11am-5pm.


2. Free-WIfi

  • A BAI Communications company provides advanced cellular, Wi-Fi and for NYC wifi.
  • 278 underground stations has free-wifi mostly on Manhattan Areas
  • Services link to AT&T,T-MOBILE, and VERIZON. (nyc subway crime)   NYC Free-Wifi