Never never never never never never nevernever never never never never never nevernever never never never never never neve...
(unless you happen to   be Richard Alley)
h p://www.agu.org/meetings/fm09/lectures/lecture_videos/A23A.shtml
Photograph: typeweight
“   Bullet points lack agency.”                   —Edward Tu e
VISUAL                         CLUTTERPhotograph: Gérard Métrailler
“   [I]f you want people to understand [you] be er,    then get that stuff off the screen...Clean it up and    get it off bec...
Photograph: Niall Kennedy
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.                                 — Albert Einstein
www.ted.com
THESCIENCE PRESENTATION      COMMANDMENTS
THOU SHALT NOT show multi-panel illustrations.
THOU SHALT NOT include captions with illustrations.
THOU SHALT NOT show more than one thing at a time.
Results1.Sap in small trees (DBHs less than 20  cm) at non-streamside sites were lighter  in δD.2.Small trees close to str...
Population Growth of Colorado River Basin 1900-2000Low flow conditions since 2000 have                            50,000,0...
Remember, slides are free
THOU SHALT NOT decorate your slides with “PowerPoint Phluff”
“CHARTJUNK,     OVER-PRODUCED LAYOUTS,CHEERLEADER LOGOTYPES AND BRANDING,               AND          CORNY CLIP ART”
Hydrological dynamics in theWinnipeg River basin:Lessons from long-termgauge and tree-ring data                           ...
Operationalizing Sustainable DevelopmentCase: Development of Flax & Hemp Value Chains            Canada Grains Council AGM...
Operationalizing Sustainable DevelopmentCase: Development of Flax & Hemp Value Chains            Canada Grains Council AGM...
THOU SHALT embrace the power of white space.
Hydrological dynamics in theWinnipeg River basin:Lessons from long-termgauge and tree-ring data                           ...
THOU SHALT NOT u er the phrase   “I know you can’t see this but...”
Under projected     greenhouse-gas    emissions, modern  climate models yield a       narrow rangeof warming scenarios and...
Earth Sciences Sector                                                                      Program Logic Model            ...
THOU SHALT NOT repeat the mistakes of your predecessors.
Photograph: Niall Kennedy
Photograph: Niall Kennedy
BILL GATES   CAN AFFORD TO GIVE     LOUSY     PRESENTATIONS,BUT YOU CAN’T.
AND ACTUALLYHE CAN’T EITHER.
Photograph: John Watson
Photograph: pixn8tr
Exercise!Take one (or two) photographs of billboardsor posters that use simple design to catchyour a ention over spring br...
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
GEOG8260.8, The power of simplicity
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  1. 1. Never never never never never never nevernever never never never never never nevernever never never never never never nevernever never never never never never nevernever never never never never never nevernever never never never never never nevernever never never never never never nevernever never never never never never nevernever never never never use Comic Sans.
  2. 2. (unless you happen to be Richard Alley)
  3. 3. h p://www.agu.org/meetings/fm09/lectures/lecture_videos/A23A.shtml
  4. 4. Photograph: typeweight
  5. 5. “ Bullet points lack agency.” —Edward Tu e
  6. 6. VISUAL CLUTTERPhotograph: Gérard Métrailler
  7. 7. “ [I]f you want people to understand [you] be er, then get that stuff off the screen...Clean it up and get it off because it is simply making it more difficult for people to understand what [you are] saying. ” —Tom Grimes Kansas State Journalism professor
  8. 8. Photograph: Niall Kennedy
  9. 9. Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. — Albert Einstein
  10. 10. www.ted.com
  11. 11. THESCIENCE PRESENTATION COMMANDMENTS
  12. 12. THOU SHALT NOT show multi-panel illustrations.
  13. 13. THOU SHALT NOT include captions with illustrations.
  14. 14. THOU SHALT NOT show more than one thing at a time.
  15. 15. Results1.Sap in small trees (DBHs less than 20 cm) at non-streamside sites were lighter in δD.2.Small trees close to streams had δD values that were similar to that of streamwater. Streamwater = -121.4 ‰ Well water = -132.3 ‰3.However, large streamside trees had δD values that were significantly lighter than streamwater. Dawson & Erleringer concluded that: A.Young (small) streamside trees were using streamwater, but; B.Larger, mature trees were using a different water source.
  16. 16. Population Growth of Colorado River Basin 1900-2000Low flow conditions since 2000 have 50,000,000coincided with increased consumption from Other 6 Basin States Combined Californiaa rapidly growing population and new 37,500,000demands for water for ecosystem health andrecreation. Increases in consumptive use 25,000,000are projected to continue. 12,500,000 Population 0 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Golf course in Las Vegas photo: K.Dewey, High Plains Climate Centerhttp://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g4000/NaturalFlow/current.html
  17. 17. Remember, slides are free
  18. 18. THOU SHALT NOT decorate your slides with “PowerPoint Phluff”
  19. 19. “CHARTJUNK, OVER-PRODUCED LAYOUTS,CHEERLEADER LOGOTYPES AND BRANDING, AND CORNY CLIP ART”
  20. 20. Hydrological dynamics in theWinnipeg River basin:Lessons from long-termgauge and tree-ring data Scott St. George Northern Division, Geological Survey of Canada & Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona
  21. 21. Operationalizing Sustainable DevelopmentCase: Development of Flax & Hemp Value Chains Canada Grains Council AGM Winnipeg, Manitoba April 7, 2008 (ver 2) Maria Wellisch Natural Resources Canada Energy Technology and Programs Sector
  22. 22. Operationalizing Sustainable DevelopmentCase: Development of Flax & Hemp Value Chains Canada Grains Council AGM Winnipeg, Manitoba April 7, 2008 (ver 2) Maria Wellisch Natural Resources Canada Energy Technology and Programs Sector
  23. 23. THOU SHALT embrace the power of white space.
  24. 24. Hydrological dynamics in theWinnipeg River basin:Lessons from long-termgauge and tree-ring data Scott St. George Northern Division, Geological Survey of Canada & Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona
  25. 25. THOU SHALT NOT u er the phrase “I know you can’t see this but...”
  26. 26. Under projected greenhouse-gas emissions, modern climate models yield a narrow rangeof warming scenarios and no consistent tendencyfor precipitation change in the West. Greenhouse forcings 1900-2100
  27. 27. Earth Sciences Sector Program Logic Model Outcomes Issue 2011 and later Long Term by April 2011 Intermediate April 2009 by Immediate Outputs Activities Canada’s resilience to Adapting to a Key economic sectors Sectoral policy- and decision- a changing climate is resilience Economic •Assessment of CC Impact on water- •Spatio-temporal assessments Changing Climate dependent on natural makers use Earth science reliant sectors enhanced through capital, implement information to appraise the for energy, agriculture and •Adaptation options for agriculture, oil northern ecosystem services effective adaptation adaptation strategies for a resilience of their sectors to a sands production, habitat changing climate using •Development of models, strategies informed by changing climate management methodologies, databases Earth science information ESS geoscience and geomatics outputs Adaptation Community •Collaborative work with Practitioners incorporate •Criteria and methodology for stakeholders in coastal, Vulnerable communities Earth science information assessment of vulnerability drought-prone and Arctic adopt adaptation measures in the identification and •Documentation of vulnerabilities for communities/regions that increase public characterization of stakeholders •Knowledge transfer to urban Context/ safety, resilience and vulnerabilities •Learning, decision-making communities and the planning sustainability and adaptation options tools adapted for planning use Policy linkage professionClimate is changing. To beprepared and remaincompetitive, implement aninnovative “Made in Canada”policy, emphasizing new •Regional assessments of landscape, •Glacier and permafrosttechnology, developed in ecosystem response monitoring Policy Advising Publicconcert with provinces and in •National datasets and databases on •Paleo-reconstructionscoordination with other major Science community advising landscape change •Climate, landscape & waterindustrial countries Effective adaptation adaptation policy and •Paleoenvironmental reconstructions change & modelling measures are put in place decision makers informed for impact studies and to constrain •Knowledge transfer to by governments by effective change models government policy groups detection and projection •Reports, contributions to synthesis •Reporting, contributing to products and national, international national and international CC assessments I&A programs Key Performance Indicators • number of adaptation strategies published each year that are based on NRCan impact assessments • number of published vulnerability studies based on NRCan work • number of adaptation measures adopted that acknowledge NRCan contributions and are deemed successful Date created: July 4 2006
  28. 28. THOU SHALT NOT repeat the mistakes of your predecessors.
  29. 29. Photograph: Niall Kennedy
  30. 30. Photograph: Niall Kennedy
  31. 31. BILL GATES CAN AFFORD TO GIVE LOUSY PRESENTATIONS,BUT YOU CAN’T.
  32. 32. AND ACTUALLYHE CAN’T EITHER.
  33. 33. Photograph: John Watson
  34. 34. Photograph: pixn8tr
  35. 35. Exercise!Take one (or two) photographs of billboardsor posters that use simple design to catchyour a ention over spring break.

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