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presentation given to year 1 textile students at NUA Norwich

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  • 1. PowerPoint is a metaprogram, one that organises and presents stuff created in other applications.
  • 2. Initially PowerPoint is limiting, inflexible, and biased, like most software.
  • 3. "using PowerPoint is fun and relatively easy. The pleasurable rewards come quickly and often. Your amateur presentation looks at least as good as any professional's". David Byrne
  • 4. PowerPoint's order and structure give it the appearance of rationality and scientific rigor. This appearance is easy to emulate.
  • 5. "Power corrupts and PowerPoint corrupts absolutely." Vint Cerf.
  • 6. PowerPoint has the potential to make any content look like a serious statement about anything.
  • 7. PowerPoint communicates within certain limited parameters really well and very easily. The genius of it is that it was designed for any idiot to use. You can learn it in a few hours, and that's the idea.
  • 8. "PowerPoint is like a school play - very loud, very slow, and very simple" Edward R. Tufte.
  • 9. "It's very reductionist, there is a crude linearity to the way the program works. Unlike a book or a Web site, you can't flip around the pages. It's more like a teleprompter.“ Nancy Halpern, a PowerPoint specialist at the Strickland Group
  • 10. Nelson Mandela did not use PowerPoint to inspire people
  • 11. so
  • 12. consider your story linear narrative chronological thematic
  • 13. images choose images that you can talk about that are part of your story choose images so that they can be prompts text consider the text as titles
  • 14. to start 1 2 3 4 5 build a good filing system open PhotoShop find image open in Photoshop image – resize – image size
  • 15. image resize image size
  • 16. image resize image size
  • 17. open up a new document in PowerPoint save as - give the presentation a title Decide on its location.... - within the same folder as images - within a folder with all presentations - within the unit
  • 18. design typography images background layout
  • 19. background
  • 20. design design Design typography images typography images background layout background layout typography images background layout
  • 21. design Typography images background layout design Typography images background layout
  • 22. sign ypography mages background yout
  • 23. design  design typography  typography images  images background  background layout  layout
  • 24. design typography background layout
  • 25. design design • design typography typography • typography images images • images background background• background layout layout • layout
  • 26. open up the document in PowerPoint
  • 27. open up the document in PowerPoint insert title insert image insert text insert image etc, etc, etc, etc.
  • 28. transitions transitions between frames transitions within frame
  • 29. transitions between frames
  • 30. transitions within frames
  • 31. performing the presentation images use images as prompts – tell at least one fact per image text do not read off the screen – it is really boring and –your audience can read.