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Design 2 learn_2011

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Designing for a PowerPoint Presentation - slides delivered as part of a study unit in 2011

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  1. 1. PowerPoint Principles of Design Tips on how to think like a designer Manipula0ng Typography PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  2. 2. A Prelude The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers. -­‐ Sydney J. Harris The medium that we choose to express our thoughts with shapes the message 2 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  3. 3. What do we want to achieve? WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE? 3 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  4. 4. Overview • Elements of Design • Typography • Crea0ng Engaging Content • Best prac0ce guidelines: what to avoid and what not • Links to: slide, ppt, doc, 4 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  5. 5. A good presenta0on needs… • Sexy Design • Engaging Content • Posi0ve Delivery 5 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  6. 6. What is Good Design? 6 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  7. 7. Would you rather look at this? 7 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  8. 8. 8 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  9. 9. Or this? 9 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
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  11. 11. Simple Design = Easier to Understand Use the “Less is More” Principle for design 11 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  12. 12. Serif VS Sans Serif “foot” “without” For selec0ng the “right” font… consider readability, aesthe0cs and style 12 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  13. 13. X -­‐ Height The x – height is the distance from the boWom of the lower case “x” to the top. X -­‐ height ascender Exxp erimental baseline descender The visual dis0nc0veness of a font is judged by it’s x – height and the height of its ascenders and descenders 13 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  14. 14. Font Weight regular bold bold italic italic condensed light Working with one font family creates a more cohesive look… Find a font family that contains several different weight varia0ons to allow for more design flexibility 14 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  15. 15. Appearance On Screen Gill Sans Lucida Sans Helvetica" Trebuchet Georgia Impact Verdana Tahoma Test the fonts you use to see how they look on the computer screen and the projector 15 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  16. 16. Style Ancient Broadway Frightening Personal Base your font selec0on on what the presenta0on is about 16 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  17. 17. So how will you make your presenta0ons more effec0ve? PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.17 camilleri@um.edu.mt
  18. 18. Global Quick Change From Home ribbon… click on Design… go to “Font” to change the font combina0on to what you want If you globally change your fonts, make sure to check for changes in line breaks 18 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  19. 19. Create New Theme Fonts 1. From Home ribbon… click on Design… go to Font to change the font combina0on to what you want 2. Click on “Create New Theme Fonts” at the boWom of the menu. Your new font theme will be available for every presenta0on you create 19 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  20. 20. Adjust Character Spacing 1. Select the text you want to alter 2. Right click and select “Font” 3. Choose “Character Spacing” 4. Adjust as necessary Character Spacing is also known as “tracking” and is used to improve the appearance of words 20 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  21. 21. Adjust Paragraph Spacing 1. Select the text you want to alter 2. Right click and select “Paragraph” 3. Adjust as necessary This can be done in the Slide Master to have con0nuity throughout the presenta0on 21 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  22. 22. Finding Fonts Online www.1001freefonts.com www.dafont.com Try “Googling” for fonts, you’ll never know what you’ll find. There are also books available concerning Fonts 22 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  23. 23. How do we create engaging Content? 23 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  24. 24. Drip-­‐feed text 24 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  25. 25. • Common Problem: Too much wri0ng & wri0ng too small 25 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  26. 26. • It was one of those summery days when the air is heavy and warm and nobody wants to do very much. Jonathan and Robbit were res0ng on top of one of Moley's hummocks, relaxing and watching the rest of the world go by. Jonathan could feel the sun's warmth through his shell and it was making him feel comfortable and drowsy. He wriggled contentedly. Last night, before he'd gone to bed, Jonathan had taken off his shell and given it a special polish, and this morning it gleamed in the sunlight. Beside him on the sog warm molehill, Robbit lay on his back, his paws behind his head, gazing up at the clear blue sky, thinking about things in his own rabbity way. • "Why do neWles have s0ngs?" He asked suddenly • Jonathan had just begun to doze off, and woke with a start • "Why do neWles have what?" He asked, not quite awake. • "S0ngs," Robbit scratched one of his ears in a comfortable, absent-­‐minded sort of way. • Jonathan pondered, his head 0lted to one side as he thought. • "I suppose," He said eventually, "They have s0ngs so nobody will eat them." • "That's silly," Said Robbit, "Nobody'd want to eat a roWen old neWle, anyway: they're all tough and stringy." 26 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  27. 27. Media Rich 27 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  28. 28. Media Sources • Video www.youtube.com • Photographs www.flickr.com • Sound Effects www.freesound.iua.upf.edu • Digital Library www.archive.org 28 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  29. 29. Media Sources • Wikimedia hWp://commons.wikimedia.org • Free Digital Photos www.freedigitalphotos.net • Crea0ve Commons hWp://crea0vecommons.org 29 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  30. 30. Explain complex theory with diagrams 30 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  31. 31. B A B A Power Electricity A = Energy B = You 31 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
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  33. 33. Images are Powerful 33 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
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  39. 39. What is a good way to Deliver this? 39 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  40. 40. Teacher, meet Presenter 40 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  41. 41. You already do this. 41 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  42. 42. Lets also do this Presenting Teacher Engaged Student 42 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  43. 43. Present interacTvely 43 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  44. 44. Which TV show’s theme is this? Eastenders The X-Files The Bill The Outer Limits 44 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  45. 45. Play games • Who wants to be a Millionaire • Observa0on • Odd One Out • A Ques0on of Sport 45 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  46. 46. PowerPoint + Quizdom = FormaTve Assessment 46 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  47. 47. Common Mistake: • People tend to put every word they are going to say on their PowerPoint slides. Although this eliminates the need to memorise your talk, ul0mately this makes your slides crowded, wordy, and boring. You will lose your audience's aWen0on before you even reach the boWom of your.... 47 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  48. 48. • [Con0nued] first slide. 48 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  49. 49. Common Mistakes: • Many people do not run spell cheek before showing their presenta0on -­‐ BIG MISTAK!!! Nothing makes you look stupider then spelling erors. 49 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  50. 50. Common Mistakes • Avoid • Excessive • Bullet-pointing. • Only • Bullet • Your • Key • Points. • Too Many • Bullet-points • And • Your • Key • Messages • Will • NOT • Stand • Out. • In-fact • The • Term • Bullet-point • Comes • From • People • Firing • Guns • At • Annoying • Presenters. 50 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
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  52. 52. Be careful using too much data 52 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  53. 53. Useful Data v Total Number of Slides 100 80 60 40 20 0 0 5 10 15 20 Slide Number Usefullness 53 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  54. 54. Final Tip • W for White, B for Black. 54 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  55. 55. Have a Definite Ending 55 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  56. 56. To summarise and conclude 56 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  57. 57. The Problem • Breaks thoughts up into discreet en00es • Does not present the whole picture • A single tool used to solve all problems • Typically, too much informa0on given on each slide • Overly simplifies informa0on • Passive delivery model (creates an “audience” instead of a class) • Tempta0on to use distrac0ng sounds and anima0on • Encourages the use of general headings instead of descrip0ons of real problems • Presenters tend to read off the slides and turn their backs to the “audience” • Too many bullet points – not enough informa0on 57 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  58. 58. Then Why Use Powerpoint? • To express the organiza0on of thoughts; not impose an organiza0on • To create opportuni0es for interac0vity • To deliver mul0modal learning content 58 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  59. 59. Opening Slides Take a moment to reflect on your experience of PowerPoint. Think of a nega0ve example and a posi0ve example and share with your neighbor and the class. 59 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  60. 60. Problem-­‐Solving Slides: Slide contains a question and the answer is left blank for the students to answer. 60 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  61. 61. Non-­‐Linear PowerPoint Slides Three categories that are best understood together. Related informa:on 61 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  62. 62. Focusing AcTvity Slides Think about how you might apply what you have learned today in your particular discipline. List as many characteristics of a good lecture that you can. 62 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  63. 63. QuesToning Slides: Ques:ons? Come up with one test ques:on based on this lecture to stump your partner. 63 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  64. 64. The Blank Slide 64 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  65. 65. The Game Slide Jeopardy 65 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  66. 66. Mnemonic Visual Slides Illustra0ons, anima0ons, visuals, and sounds should be used sparingly and only to reinforce the lesson. 66 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  67. 67. Final Thoughts… Powerpoint is a visual medium. It is used most effec0vely as an aid for your students. Use dense handouts or text books, and use ppt to outline or process the informa0on. 67 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  68. 68. your turn! HANDS-ON PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  69. 69. Class Lab Session • Develop a PPP about the topic you developed in Module 3. Include some anima0on effects taking good care to strike a balance between delivery con0nuity and innova0on. 69 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  70. 70. Class Lab Session • Create a summary slide with sub-­‐0tles linked to another slide, another PPP, a word document, a pdf file and a website. 70 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt
  71. 71. Class Lab Session • For the first slide record a ‘voice over’ documentary introducing the whole PPP. This func0on is used a lot in on-­‐line learning to introduce a topic, a PPP or a course. 71 PETDI 2011 Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt

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