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PARTIAL EXAM #2 GUIDE

*Preparation of a poster -> Stages in producing a poster: the five main variables to
consider when using text

General points  Posters are presented in large areas (sizes 1 x 2 meters,
60 x 90 cm and 40 x 60 cm)

Certain distance to see a poster? 1 meter being the ideal

Not use small font sizes or complicated pictures or charts

Methods of making posters There are two popular approaches to making
a poster:

Approach One/One- piece method:

Single large piece, it’s designed and produced in letter o legal sizes, it
is essential to establish the required pixilation and print size if you
plan on enlarging your poster. Your print material may otherwise turn
out “pixelated,” or blurry.

Approach two/ Panel method:

5 variables to consider when you are producing a poster: Choosing content: What is the purpose of your poster? Who will be looking at your poster? What will your audience be looking for? Where will your poster be displayed? Do you need any guidelines governing the content of your poster? Making a plan: You need to consider the way the information should be displayed. charts. texts or titles. Usually divided by subjects or topics. This is a visually appropriate way to mark the differences between the content of each panel.The canvas of your poster can be divided into a number of separate panels. consist of different elements such a pictures. Preparing your final poster .

Line spacing or ‘leading’: Sing one and a half or double- spacing between lines of text greatly increases the legibility of your poster design. Palatino. you can start preparing you final poster. Some of them depend entirely on an Internet connection to work properly. *What is an application An application is simply a program (we use to call them like that in early years of computing) with specific and special characteristics. Times New Roman) Mixing too many fonts as this can make your poster look unprofessional. it’s written for tablets. Type size: It is recommended to use large type sizes.Most word-processing packages give you the option of aligning your text in different ways on the page. even at close distances. Titles must be larger than your text. Avoid mixing alignments. most of the standard fonts are fine for this. the essential is the way your elements are distributed and presented. particularly when using a large type Case: Text in UPPER CASE can be very difficult to read. Left is the easiest to read. . It can also imply that you are yelling or using a rude tone. (Helvetica. right. so it is best avoided. Alignment . left. making it look more professional. Having done all the steps. A hierarchy of type sizes helps audiences to differentiate between your main body text and your other text elements. center and justified. *The term App The term App is short for Application. An app can be a lot more dynamic than traditional programs. Using text: Font: Choose a font that is easy to read at a distance.

you can create sophisticated notes with file attachments.*Virtual stores For the management of the apps. It’s an online hard drive for all your files and it syncs across platforms and OS. Gmail: Even though there are many alternatives for a free e-mail account. OneNote or OneDrive ready to use without installing anything additional. As we mentioned before. Microsoft Office Online: Microsoft has allowed free online versions of its desktop software. iCloud: Is the Apple cloud service that works as online storage. spreadsheets. it can help you create text documents. Dropbox: One of the first cloud services that really works well. with a few online apps that work really well.org: A free alternative for the famous Microsoft Office suite. Google Drive: Is a primarily a cloud-based storage service where you can upload and share your files with others. This is a purely storage-based service provided by Apple and is almost exclusive to Apple users. it works for all the Google free services and the Play Store for Android. there are shortcuts for easy access. Some others can be accessed typing the address on your device browser. You can start with 2 GB for free. All you need is an Outlook e-mail account to access these basic features. In Evernote. These companies ask you to register before you can browse the store or download apps. and written text. audio. Gmail has demonstrated it has the best free features. images. Excel. PowerPoint. A free Google account offers 15 GB. and they work very well. presentations (compatible with PowerPoint) and even databases. Evernote: Is a very handy multiplatform workspace application. virtual stores have been created (like as App Store or Google Play) Since software is the basis of these gadgets and devices. *Popular apps on the productivity category OpenOffice. where you can find software applications like Word. .

If you have a smartphone or advanced feature phone you will have easy and convenient access to the world of apps. not just business people.  Variety of possibilities: Smartphones are small computers. PDF or other formats. you can dress up your PowerPoint with an embedded YouTube video. or start from scratch with Google’s templates. shapes and diagrams. and they have become more relevant with time. some transformation tools and some cool templates with exciting transitions.  Ubiquity of app stores: We can now that smartphones depend on their app stores. Group ideas in frames and add symbols. . They will be suitable for an increasing number of tasks. Prezi: One of the most exciting presentation tools online. which are becoming more and more powerful. social networkers or gamers. or an audio file to make it a more media-rich experience. You start with a canvas. Nearly everyone will be able to use smartphone apps. *Apps developed to make presentations SlideShare: To use it. Google Presentations gives you a tool that imitates PowerPoint. You can import an existing PowerPoint presentation for editing.  Better visibility: It’s easier to find a good app that works for you than it is to find a good website or a more complex software. which have previously been restricted to laptops or desktops.  Proximity to customers: Mobile devices are much more personal and intimate devices than a laptop or desktop device.*Reasons why apps may become even more important in the next years  Ubiquity of smartphones: Smartphones will increasingly replace feature phones in stores. but it has the advantage of being online. designed to sell and present products. Word. you import a source file from PowerPoint. Distribution platforms are stores.  Unmatched user-experience: Apps offer a user experience which mobile Websites or widgets are unable to provide.

and Animation timing. Animations.  The Home bar: This has features that allow you to edit Slides. Switch from Color to Gray scale. and Compare your Presentation. analytics. along with many free templates. and Background Styles.  The Slide Show bar: This has features that allow you to select how your presentation will be displayed. These icons are convenient but will not bring up dialogue boxes that allow you to change the settings of these actions. plus the ability to incorporate your own narration.  The Review bar: This allows you to Proofread.AuthorSTREAM: It has both a web and a desktop app and allows you to upload PowerPoint slides so you can do more with them.  The Design bar: This allows you to edit how your presentation will look. It includes features such as Page Setup. From here. WordArt. Create Master Views. The tool includes public. Comment Slides. Show/Hide Features. Set Up your Slide Show. Adjust Windows.  The Insert bar: This has features that allow you to add Tables. and Adjust Monitor Settings. you can start your Slide Show. Zoom. and Add Macros. Animations. Design. These include: Home. Translate Languages. Review and View.  The View bar: This has features that allow you to set the View of your Presentation. You should use whichever method works the best for you. Slide Show. Transitions. and Transition Timing. ProwToon: Create dynamic and animated videos presentations using catchy and fun graphics and audio files. Insert. Effects.  The Animations bar: This allows you to add custom animations to your presentation. and creation of multiple customized channels. Themes. offers a large image and video library. private and social media sharing and the ability to password-protect presentations.  The Transitions bar: This allows you to edit Slide Transitions. Drawing and Editing. Images. You can select from Preview. Paragraph. Links. Illustrations. Advance Animation. *The Design Ribbon Toolbar in Power Point: The Design Ribbon toolbar contains several categories for formatting the design and elements of your presentation. . Fonts. images and audio. It includes live broadcast. and Media Clips.

Work with animations 4. The interface 2. A tool is a device we can use to make a task easier. We now have a 50% 25% 25% formula for the new approach to making a successful presentation (Rosenthal.*Generalities on the use of Power Point. too. It is about holding the audience’s attention throughout our whole presentation. Adding Media 3.  The second is to generate and maintain a high level of energy. Let’s give them 25% each. to make an emotional connection with the audience. This is something we mentioned earlier. 2010). the presenter’s message won’t be fully heard. Prezi and Keynote 1. The other two components–presenting with energy and spelling out the payoff are equally important. through the question WIIFM (What’s in it for me?) *The Metrics of the Key elements (percentage) Let’s give it a 50% value. Exporting your work *Definition of Technological Tools We refer to those scientific discoveries that have been integrated into real life. as an extension of or improvement on the human body’s natural skills. . Without this connection.  The third is to focus the content on the payoff for the audience. *The 3 key elements of an effective presentation  The most important part is the first one.

*Elements / common mistakes to avoid in a presentation You don’t know your topic Poor font choices Slides are not your presentation Irrelevant photos or graphs Too much information Too many slides Poorly designed presentation (or Different animations on every slide terrible template choice) Hardware/Logistics malfunction Electrify color choice .