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2 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Principles of Presentation for PowerPoint David Jones Meteorological Service of Canada (Modified from the original by Victor Chen) Best viewed with PowerPoint 2001 or later Click whenever you want to continue

3 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Click the words to explore Press <-- to go back Press Esc to stop The Principles Simplicity Consistency Clarity Size Matters Progression Summarize

4 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Make It Big

5 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada 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

6 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada This is Arial 12 This is Arial 18 This is Arial 24 This is Arial 32 This is Arial 36 This is Arial 44 Too Small Make It Big

7 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Look at it from 2 metres away Make It Big test

8 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Keep it Simple

9 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Keep it Simple Too many colours TooToo Many Fonts and Styles The 6 x 7 rule: –No more than 6 lines per slide No more than 7 words per line

10 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada 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

11 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada A process involving people, procedures & tools for solutions to problems in learning Keep it Simple Much Simpler Instructional Technology:

12 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Falling Leaves Observed ChristchurchDunedinWellington January11,532,23414,123,6543,034,564 February1,078,45612,345,56716,128,234 March17,234,7786,567,12316,034,786 April16,098,89710,870,9547,940,096 May8,036,89710,345,39414,856,456 June16,184,345678,0954,123,656 July8,890,34515,347,93418,885,786 August8,674,23418,107,11017,230,095 September4,032,04518,923,2399,950,498 October2,608,0969,945,8905,596,096 November5,864,034478,0236,678,125 December12,234,1239,532,1113,045,654 Too detailed !

13 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada In 10 6 ChristchurchDunedinWellington January11143 February11216 March17616 April16107 May81014 June1604 July81518 August81817 September4189 October295 November506 December1293 Much Simpler Falling Leaves in Millions

14 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Too detailed ! Falling Leaves

15 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Much Simpler Falling Leaves

16 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Art work may distract your audience Artistry does not substitute for content Keep it Simple

17 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Sound effects may distract too Use sound only when necessary Keep it Simple

18 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada This transition is annoying, not enhancing "Appear" and "Disappear" are better Keep it Simple

19 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada 2 m Too distracting ! Keep it Simple

20 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada 2 m Simple & to the point Keep it Simple

21 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Make it Clear

22 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada ALL CAPITAL LETTERS ARE DIFFICULT TO READ Upper and lower case letters are easier Make it Clear

23 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Sanserif Z Serif Z busy clear Make it Clear

24 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada 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

25 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada 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

26 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada 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

27 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Use bullets to show a list without Priority Sequence Hierarchy Make it Clear

28 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours Make it Clear

29 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours low contrast Make it Clear

30 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours This is light on dark Make it Clear

31 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours This is dark on light Make it Clear

32 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours These colours do not complement Make it Clear

33 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours These colours complement Make it Clear

34 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Size implies importance Make it Clear

35 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Size implies importance Make it Clear

36 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Focal points direct attention Make it Clear

37 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Focal points direct attention Make it Clear

38 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Be Progressive

39 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Complexity of Interactions IndividualPairGroup Direct Instruction Guided Inquiry Discovery Learning Individual Instructive Tools Individual Constructive Tools Social Constructive Tools Social Communicative Tools Informational Tools Types of Instructional Tools Mode of Instruction Too many in one go!

40 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Complexity of Interactions Mode of Instruction IndividualPairGroup Direct Instruction Guided Inquiry Discovery Learning Individual Instructive Tools Individual Constructive Tools Social Constructive Tools Social Communicative Tools Informational Tools Progressive & focused

41 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Be Consistent

42 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract Be Consistent

43 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract This tick draws attention Be Consistent

44 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Differences draw attention  Differences may imply importance oUse surprises to attract not distract These differences distract! Be Consistent

45 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract This implies importance Be Consistent

46 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract Confusing differences! Be Consistent

47 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract This surprise attracts Be Consistent

48 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract These distract! Be Consistent

49 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Big Simple Clear Progressive Consistent Summary

50 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada 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 and finally…

51 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Contact David Jones for more information…

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53 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Understanding Technology Floppy disk User interface CPU I/O Error Backup system Software Mouse Debugger Function key Main Storage Too many & not focused

54 Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada Understanding Technology Floppy disk User interface CPU I/O Error Backup system Software Mouse Debugger Function key Main Storage Progressive & focused


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