Design principles for_power_point_presentations

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  • Design principles for_power_point_presentations

    1. 1. Design Principles for PowerPoint Presentations If you must use PPT
    2. 2. Simplicity <ul><ul><li>Words should be simplified unless using technical terms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Figures are easier to read than tables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Background design should be consistent and not distract from message </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Organization <ul><li>Presentations should have </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a title slide and introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A summary slide and acknowledgements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations longer than 20 slides should have a summary slide every 7-10 slides </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Visibility <ul><ul><li>Colour should be used to create contrast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use dark text on a light background for presentations delivered on a projector. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Readability <ul><ul><li>Use non-serif fronts such as Arial or Verdana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum font size = 24 point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum of 7 lines per slide, 7 words per line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid CAPITALIZING all text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Italicize rather than underline </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Use of Effects <ul><ul><li>Avoid over use of transition effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide transitions should be consistent through out. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition text from left to right </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics should precede text </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Presentation <ul><ul><li>Don’t read the presentation from the slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight information by fading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at your audience not the presentation </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Consider other web based tools for online presentations Prezi Mindmeister Second Life

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