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  • 1. 10 RULES for Designing Visually Engaging Slides Andi Galpern, Product Designer
 @andigalpern
 I throw events for @cascadesf
  • 2. Designing the web together @cascadesf cascadesf.com
  • 3. Food for thought: Good design
 builds trust.
  • 4. Rule #1 Understand Your Audience.
  • 5. Rule #1: Understand Your Audience Who are these people?
  • 6. Rule #2 Choose legible typefaces.
  • 7. Sans Serif easy to read serif. used for large blocks of copy
  • 8. Rule #2: Choose a legible typeface. Serifs were created to make
 it easier to read large paragraphs of information.
 
 This sentence would be 
 more difficult to read, had 
 it been designed with a 
 sans-serif typeface. Illustration Source: http://www.thepixelboutique.com/
  • 9. Rule #2: Choose legible typefaces. Antique Olive Baskerville Futura Garamond Helvetica Neue Proxima Nova Sabon
  • 10. Rule #3 Contrast is your new best friend.
  • 11. Make it obvious with contrast. (not really obvious… but ok.)
  • 12. Make it obvious with contrast.
  • 13. Rule #4 Use high-quality images.
  • 14. Whoa! This is pretty!
  • 15. Rule #4: Use high-quality images You never know what you are going to get on stock photo sites.
  • 16. Rule #4: Use high-quality images
  • 17. Rule #4: Use high-quality images Free Stock Photography Stock Xchng
 http://www.sxc.hu
 Flickr Creative Commons
 http://www.flickr.com/ creativecommons/
  • 18. Rule #4: Use high-quality images http://www.haikudeck.com
  • 19. Rule #5 Use short
 blocks of copy.
  • 20. Rule #5: Use short blocks of copy Nobody wants to read a giant runon-sentence filled with endless copy where we often wonder, what is the point of this slide and we have to dissect the message because it’s not obvious. blah blah blah.
  • 21. Rule #5: Use short blocks of copy Make information easy to digest. • Keep it short and simple. • Use columns. • Get to the point.
  • 22. Rule #6 Define Your
 Color Scheme.
  • 23. Rule #6: Define your color scheme
  • 24. Rule #6: Define your color scheme
  • 25. Rule #6: Define your color scheme colourlovers.com
  • 26. Rule #7 Use simple
 animations and transitions.
  • 27. Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions
  • 28. Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions Let’s make everybody dizzy!
  • 29. Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions
  • 30. Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions Weeeeeee!!!!!
  • 31. Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions
  • 32. Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions WHOAAA!!!!
  • 33. Rule #8 Organize information visually.
  • 34. Rule #8: Organize information visually
  • 35. Rule #8: Organize information visually
  • 36. Rule #9 Do not read your slides.
  • 37. Rule #10 Showcase your personality.
  • 38. Andi Galpern, Product Designer, @andigalpern
 I throw events for @cascadesf