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The strength of presentations. Use to focus. & direct attention. The strength of presentations. 1 what. One idea per slide. Don’t dilute your message. or. Put as little as you can on each slide !. Atoms. Bits. Nicholas Negroponte Being digital. .htm, .ppt, .jpg. Slides, overheads.

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The strength of presentations

Use to focus

&directattention

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The strength of presentations

1

what

  • One idea per slide
  • Don’t dilute your message
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or

Put as little as you can on each slide!

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Atoms

Bits

Nicholas Negroponte

Being digital

.htm, .ppt, .jpg

Slides, overheads

Costly

Costly to copy

Costly to move

Cheap

-D or Ctrl-D

You’ve got mail!

everything has the same emphasis

Everything has the same emphasis

Can’t tell what’s important

title
Title
  • Point
  • Point
  • point
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Use

diagrams

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Appleburg

Winneburg

Oshburg

maps

presentation problems
Presentation problems
  • Reading
  • Making others read
  • Showing off
  • Pontificating
  • Hiding
  • Title, point, point, point
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Presentation problems
  • Pontificating
  • Hiding
  • Title, point, point, point
  • Reading
  • Making others read
  • Showing off
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Presentation problems

Making others read

the idea is sequencing20

The idea is sequencing

… not animation

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Movement effects are attention getting
    • if used sparingly
  • The default effect is

Fly from left

motion sickness
Motion sickness
  • Caused by difference between
    • visual field
    • inner ear perception
  • Motion soon becomes repetitive
  • Nobody notices anymore
  • Until someone throws up
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Save flashy transitions and effects for

emphasis

  • Gives pacing and dynamics to your presentations
  • Gives pacing and dynamics to your presentations
  • Gives pacing and dynamics to your presentations
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Stay low key

Dissolve

Smooth and subtle

Wipe

Revealing!

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Presentations

with PowerPoint

background issues contrast
Background issuesContrast

Use light objects on a dark backgound

background issues contrast29
Background issuesContrast

Or dark objects on a light backgound

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Low contrast is difficult to read

Even with strongly contrasting colors

Low contrast is difficult to read

Even with strongly contrasting colors

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High contrast has more impact!

(Darker than background)

What looks good on your monitor

(Lighter than background)

May not look good projected

type issues legibility
Type issues Legibility
  • Bigger type is easier to read
  • If you need to use smaller type, you probably have to much on the slide.
  • 36 pt minimum for all text.
  • 24 pt. minimum for graphics
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Type issues Legibility

Normal upper and lower case is easier to read than ALL CAPITALS

type issues legibility36
Type issues Legibility

Normal upper and lower case is always easier to read than ALL CAPITALS

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Type issues Legibility

Normal upper and lower case is always easier to read than ALL CAPITALS

Use bold, italics, size, colors for emphasis

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Type issues Legibility
  • Upper and lower case words form unique shapes
  • All upper case words are all rectangles

Legibility

LEGIBILITY

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Type issues Legibility

All upper case takes up more room

without adding legibility

Legibility

LEGIBILITY

type issues mixing type styles
Type issuesMixing type styles

Combine normal, bold, italic, bold italic within a typeface freely

Use to define function

For emphasis

Never underline

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Align

Group

Layer

The power of computer graphics is at your fingertips

Power

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Less is more

Appleburg

Winneburg

Oshburg