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Designing effective powerpoint presentations

Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Victor Chen

ERAU

  • Best viewed by PowerPoint 2001 or later

  • Click whenever you want to continue


Designing effective powerpoint presentation
Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentation

Big

Progressive

Simple

Consistent

Summary

Clear

  • Click the words to explore

  • Press <-- to go back

  • Press Esc to stop



Make it big text
Make it Big (Text)

  • This is Arial 12

  • This is Arial 18

  • This is Arial 24

  • This is Arial 32

  • This is Arial 36

  • This is Arial 44


Make it big text1
Make it Big (Text)

Too Small

  • This is Arial 12

  • This is Arial 18

  • This is Arial 24

  • This is Arial 32

  • This is Arial 36

  • This is Arial 44


Make it big how to estimate

2 m

Make It Big (How to Estimate)

  • Look at it from 2 metres away



Keep it simple text
Keep It Simple (Text)

  • Too manycolours

  • TooManyFontsandStyles

  • The 6 x 7 rule

    • No more than 6 lines per slide

    • No more than 7 words per line


Keep it simple text1
Keep It Simple (Text)

Instructional Technology:A complex integrated process involving people, procedures, ideas, devices, and organization, for analyzing problems and devising, implementing, evaluating, and managing solutions to those problems in situations in which learning is purposive and controlled(HMRS 5th ed.)

Too detailed !


Keep it simple text2
Keep It Simple (Text)

Instructional Technology:

A process

involving people, procedures & tools

for solutions

to problems in learning

(HMRS 5th ed.)

Much Simpler


Falling leaves observed
Falling Leaves Observed

Too detailed !



Falling leaves
Falling Leaves

Too detailed !


Falling leaves1
Falling Leaves

Much Simpler


Keep it simple picture
Keep It Simple (Picture)

  • Art work may distract your audience

  • Artistry does not substitute for content


Keep it simple sound
Keep It Simple (Sound)

  • Sound effects may distract too

  • Use sound only when necessary


Keep it simple transition
Keep It Simple (Transition)

  • This transition is annoying, not enhancing

  • "Appear" and "Disappear" are better


Keep it simple animation
Keep It Simple (Animation)

2 m

Too distracting !


Keep it simple animation1

2 m

Keep It Simple (Animation)

Simple & to the point



Make it clear capitalisation
Make It Clear (Capitalisation)

  • ALL CAPITAL LETTERS ARE DIFFICULT TO READ

  • Upper and lower case letters are easier


Make it clear fonts

Sanserif Z

Serif Z

Make It Clear (Fonts)

clear

busy


Make it clear fonts1
Make It Clear (Fonts)

  • Serif fonts are difficult to read on screen

  • Sanserif fonts are clearer

  • Italics are difficult to read on screen

  • Normal or bold fonts are clearer

  • Underlines may signify hyperlinks

  • Instead, use colours to emphasise


Make it clear numbers
Make It Clear (Numbers)

Use numbers for lists with sequence

For example:

How to put an elephant into a fridge?

1. Open the door of the fridge

2. Put the elephant in

3. Close the door


Make it clear numbers1
Make It Clear (Numbers)

How to put a giraffe into a fridge?

1. Open the door of the fridge

2. Take out the elephant

3. Put the giraffe in

4. Close the door


Make it clear bullets
Make It Clear (Bullets)

Use bullets to show a list without

  • Priority

  • Sequence

  • Hierarchy, …..


Make it clear colours
Make It Clear (Colours)

  • Use contrasting colours

  • Light on dark vs dark on light

  • Use complementary colours


Make it clear contrast

low contrast

high contrast

Make It Clear (Contrast)

  • Use contrasting colours

  • Light on dark vs dark on light

  • Use complementary colours


Make it clear contrast1
Make It Clear (Contrast)

  • Use contrasting colours

  • Light on dark vs dark on light

  • Use complementary colours

This is light on dark


Make it clear contrast2
Make It Clear (Contrast)

  • Use contrasting colours

  • Light on dark vs dark on light

  • Use complementary colours

This is dark on light


Make it clear complement
Make It Clear (Complement)

  • Use contrasting colours

  • Light on dark vs dark on light

  • Use complementary colours

These colours do not complement


Make it clear complement1
Make It Clear (Complement)

  • Use contrasting colours

  • Light on dark vs dark on light

  • Use complementary colours

These colours complement


Make it clear size
Make It Clear (Size)

  • Size implies importance


Make it clear size1
Make It Clear (Size)

  • Size implies importance


Make it clear focal points
Make It Clear (Focal Points)

  • Focal points direct attention


Make it clear focal points1
Make It Clear (Focal Points)

  • Focal points direct attention



Types of instructional tools
Types of Instructional Tools

Individual

Constructive

Tools

Social

Constructive

Tools

Discovery

Learning

Too many in one go!

Informational Tools

Guided

Inquiry

Mode of Instruction

Individual

Instructive

Tools

Social

Communicative

Tools

Direct

Instruction

Individual

Pair

Group

Complexity of Interactions


Types of instructional tools1
Types of Instructional Tools

Individual

Constructive

Tools

Social

Constructive

Tools

Discovery

Learning

Informational Tools

Guided

Inquiry

Progressive & thus focused

Mode of Instruction

Individual

Instructive

Tools

Social

Communicative

Tools

Direct

Instruction

Individual

Pair

Group

Complexity of Interactions


Understanding technology
Understanding Technology

Mouse

I/O Error

Main Storage

CPU

Too many & not focused

Function key

User interface

Software

Debugger

Floppy disk

Backup system


Understanding technology1
Understanding Technology

Mouse

I/O Error

Main Storage

CPU

Progressive & thus focused

Function key

User interface

Software

Debugger

Floppy disk

Backup system



Be consistent1
Be Consistent

  • Differences draw attention

  • Differences may imply importance

  • Use surprises to attract not distract


Be consistent2

This tick draws attention

Be Consistent

  • Differences draw attention

  • Differences may imply importance

  • Use surprises to attract not distract


Be consistent3

These differences distract!

Be Consistent

  • Differences draw attention

  • Differences may imply importance

  • Use surprises to attract not distract


Be consistent4

This implies importance

Be Consistent

  • Differences draw attention

  • Differences may imply importance

  • Use surprises to attract not distract


Be consistent5

Confusing differences!

Be Consistent

  • Differences draw attention

  • Differences may imply importance

  • Use surprises to attract not distract


Be consistent6

This surprise attracts

Be Consistent

  • Differences draw attention

  • Differences may imply importance

  • Use surprises to attract not distract


Be consistent7

These distract!

Be Consistent

  • Differences draw attention

  • Differences may imply importance

  • Use surprises to attract not distract


In summary
In Summary

  • Big

  • Simple

  • Clear

  • Progressive

  • Consistent


Some final words
Some Final Words

  • Communication is the key

  • Text to support the communication

  • Pictures to simplify complex concepts

  • Animations for complex relationships

  • Visuals to support, not to distract

  • Sounds only when absolutely necessary


Want more
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