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Power Point Design Keys


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Power Point Design Keys

  1. 1. Power PointDesign KeysAstrid AquinoCarné: 6076-10-13094April 26, 2013
  2. 2. Nowadays, most presentersproduce stuff like this…
  3. 3. People don’t pay attention to boring things…that is why… PPT design does matter!
  4. 4. Let’s start…!!!
  5. 5. Serif vs. Sans Serif• Serif fonts: personal, humanistic characterThey “involve” readers with the body of thetext.• Sans Serif fonts: technical, impersonalcharacterThey lend authority to the text.
  6. 6. RecommendedSerif: large amounts of textSans Serif: headlines and labelsCOMBO!Arial bold: headlinesTimes New Roman Bold: body text
  7. 7. Specialized Fonts• Use basic fonts found on most computers:Arial Times New RomanTahoma Verdana Georgia• If the host computer doesn’t have the fontyou used, it will be replaced with itsdefault and the format will change.
  8. 8. Match the tone of your content• Times New Roman: conservative audiencesor serious messages• Verdana – Tahoma: technology topics orrelated to the future
  9. 9. Consistency is Key• Use no more than 2 or 3 fonts.• Use bold and italic typeface for emphasis.The text size shouldn’t be smallerthan 28 but not bigger than 36.
  10. 10. Mixed case• Normal upper and lower case isalways easier to read than allCAPITALS.
  11. 11. • Text color should contrast with thebackground.• Text color should contrast with thebackground.• Text color should contrast with thebackground.• Text color should contrast with thebackground.
  12. 12. • Avoid using a lot of colors.
  13. 13. • Consider varying the color scheme tomake “old” schemes as “new” ones tostudents.
  14. 14. Limited color version• Colors easily recognizable and thatmaximize the effect of the PPT.• Use bright texts and objects over darkbackgrounds, and viceversa.
  15. 15. • Use bold fonts and objects as thick or bigas possible.• Avoid using red characters on blackbackgrounds.
  16. 16. How much text?7 & 7 Rule7 words per line7 lines per slide25 words per slide
  17. 17. Remember…• Keep text to the essential.• KISS: Keep It Short and Simple.• Charts and graphics from 3 to 6 bulletpoints and a single, simple graphic thatillustrates the slide title.
  18. 18. Background Color
  19. 19. • It’s best to use a dark backgroundwith light text for projection.• The key is contrast.
  20. 20. Cool colors = better backgrounds
  21. 21. Hot colors = worst backgrounds
  22. 22. There are exceptions to every rule.The key is learning when to break them.Good news…
  23. 23. Design templates• Each slide with the same custom look.• PPT provides a variety of designedtemplates with specific fonts, sizes, formsand colors.• You can create your own style and save itfor future use.
  24. 24. Hold the extras!• Use borders, boxes, lines, or arrows onlywhen needed.• Use transitions to add emphasis to create aflow.• Limit animation and sound effect.
  25. 25. Keep it simple• Don’t overuse effects or overcrowdedslides.FOCUS = CONTENT• Use the slides to illustrate your speech, notto replace your handouts.Be aware of your audience!
  26. 26. Use images…• To capture attention and clarify points.• In most cases, one image per slide andvary the location.• Take into account how the audience willperceive the images included in the PPT.
  27. 27. And what about animation?
  28. 28. Animating texts and objectsAsk yourself if the slide can be explainedwithout it.
  29. 29. Pedagogical uses for animation• Helps students remember a part of yourPPT.
  30. 30. • Represents connections between conceptsand emphasizes key points.
  31. 31. • Add visual representation to differentconcepts.
  32. 32. Animating text or pictures with a variety ofspeeds and visual effects adds little butdistraction, delay, and a frivolous feel.
  33. 33. Using these keys and adding animation toyour presentation can have a great impactif used effectively.Let’s start practicing and helping not onlyyour students but yourself to do thingsbetter!
  34. 34. E-graphy• PPT Hot Tips.pdf• Animation for your PPT.pdf•