Presentation on theme: "How to create presentations that won’t make your audience’s eyes bleed or confuse their brains."— Presentation transcript:
How to create presentations that won’t make your audience’s eyes bleed or confuse their brains
The goal is to make it EASY TO READ. Resist the urge to make it fancy. Fancy = hard to read Use white space between element. Don’t try to fill up every inch of the page. Design for the back of the room (Your whole audience deserves to see your work).
Use high-contrast colors (colors that stand out against each other). Examples: black/white dark blue/light yellow Know your projector! Some colors will be different on a projector.
All text on this page shows font sizes: (32) Use large font sizes for titles. Use smaller font sizes for captions or body text. (minimum of 16 in most fonts) Depending on the font name, the letters may be a different size, even if the number is the same.
Use borders, white space, or contrasting backgrounds to make graphics stand out. Include a caption for any graphics. This is a caption. Above is a pretty picture. Captions should use small font sizes.
Use subtle transitions and animations. Keep animations on the same slide the same or very similar Wow your audience with your ideas, not fancy tricks that distract or disguise your lack of them.
This presentation is an example of good design. See the next slide for an example of what NOT to do.
This is totally FANCY AND AWESOME!!! I LOVE TO MAKE MY TEACHER’S EYES BLEED!!! I TOTALLY WRITE TOO MUCH IN A SMALL SPACE SO IT IS IMPSSIBLE TO READ AND I KEP GOING UNTIL IT IS SO SMALL THAT I NEED A SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE JUST TO SEE IF THERE IS ANYTHING ACTUALLY THERE. I MAKE IT MY MISSION IN LIFE TO INCLUDE SO MUCH JUNK THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACTUALLY READ ANY OF IT WITHOUT BECOMING AN EAGLE-HUMAN MUTANT CROSS_BREED AND INVESTING HEAVILY IN BINOCULARS AND LASER EYE SURGERY. THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF BAD DESIGN. IF I WAS ANY BUSIER, I WOULD HAVE A HEART ATTACK!