PresentationZen

Power corrupts. PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.
Edward Tufte

ISU Media Center
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Jeri Hurd

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It is difficult to process information both verbally and visually
Sweller, 1980

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Almost every PowerPoint presentation

sucks rotten eggs
Seth Godin
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Don’t Be BORING
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Simplify
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Be Concise
Text is redundant.
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Images evoke emotions
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Tell the STORY....

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...Not Just the Statistics
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Remove DISTRACTIONS

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Remove DISTRACTIONS
Badly designed charts

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Remove DISTRACTIONS
Badly designed charts Heavy lines, shapes

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Remove DISTRACTIONS
Badly designed charts Heavy lines, shapes Photos that don’t support your message

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Number of Pathfinders Created in the 2010-2011 School Year

ade 3

4

grade 3

rade 5

2

grade 5

e (myp) 4

myp science

manities 5

humanities

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18 Pathfinders Created
8

5 3 2
grade 3 grade 5 MYP Science MYP Humanities

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World Hunger
Millions
in millions
1250

740

800

1996
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2004

2009

They are run by schedules and bells Students are focused on production and pay (grades) Top-Down Hierarchy Obedience is valued Discrete Subjects, like assembly lines
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Schools are like Factories

Schools Are Like Factories

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Rule of Thirds

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Quotations
Can be powerful, but.... Keep them short Keep them legible

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POETRY is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake
Lord Byron

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POETRY is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake

Lord Byron

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White (empty) Space
Less is more Emptiness is a powerful design element

Use it to achieve balance

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Effects of Smoking
• The adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for an estimated 443,000 deaths, or nearly one of every five deaths, each year in the United States.2,3 • More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.
2,4

• Smoking causes an estimated 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% of all lung cancer deaths in women.1
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443,000 Deaths
per year/in the U.S.
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BALANCE
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TEXT
ContrastStyles
Contrast

SIZE

ContrastColors ContrastFonts
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Avoid Death by Bullet Points

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Avoid Death by Bullet Points
Be concise: 6-10 words/slide

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Avoid Death by Bullet Points
Be concise: 6-10 words/slide Tell a story

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Avoid Death by Bullet Points
Be concise: 6-10 words/slide Tell a story Use images with emotional impact

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Avoid Death by Bullet Points
Be concise: 6-10 words/slide Tell a story Use images with emotional impact Design with rule of thirds,

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Avoid Death by Bullet Points
Be concise: 6-10 words/slide Tell a story Use images with emotional impact Design with rule of thirds, empty space,

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Avoid Death by Bullet Points
Be concise: 6-10 words/slide Tell a story Use images with emotional impact Design with rule of thirds, empty space, balance

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Avoid Death by Bullet Points
Be concise: 6-10 words/slide Tell a story Use images with emotional impact Design with rule of thirds, empty space, balance Bonus Advice: Avoid cheesy transitions/effects

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Finding Images
copyright-friendly sources http://search.creativecommons.org/ http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/flickrCC/index.php

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Works Consulted
Non-Designers Presentation Book: principles for effective presentation design. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press, 2009. Print. Reynolds, Garr. Presentation zen: simple ideas on presentation design and delivery. Berkeley, CA: New Riders Pub., 2008. Print. Sierra, Kathy. "Creating Passionate Users: Stop your presentation before it kills again!." Creating Passionate Users. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Oct. 2011. <http:// headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2005/06/kill_your_prese.html>.

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