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Title: Design Tips for PowerPoint


1
Design Tips for PowerPoint
  • 1st Backgrounds Templates
  • Best fonts
  • Bullets 6 is max
  • Content is king!
  • Words on a slide 25 or less
  • Images key
  • Content and layout provided by Professor Keri
    Stephens

2
A picture isworth athousand words
PowerPoint morevisual than written
3
PowerPoint rules
Templates color schemes
4
Pick a good template
  • Match the mood
  • Look professional

Dont get the blues medium blues navy blue OK


5
Bluesy templates yikes!
Azure
Bluediagonal
Soaring
Lock key
6
Use high contrast colors
GOOD
GOOD
GOOD
Brightondark
Darkonbright
EVIL
EVIL
EVIL
7
Why high-contrast?
  • Your PC screen is hi-res
  • everything looks great
  • dont trust it!
  • big displays wash out colors
  • always TEST on final equipment
  • alter templates defaults as needed

8
See for yourself
  • Which line is easier to read?
  • Which line is easier to read?

Which line is easier to read? Which line is easie
r to read?
9
Be font savvy
  • Sans serif good
  • Arial
  • Arial Black
  • Futura
  • Tahoma
  • Serif bad
  • Times New Roman
  • New York
  • Courier

10
Which is easier to read?
Lessvisualcomplexity
Strongerlines
Once upon a time there lived a yellow bear
named Pooh. He had a cat named Tigger and
a law degree from Texas Tech. He was
allergic to chocolate.
Once upon a time there lived a yellow bear
named Pooh. He had a cat named Tigger and
a law degree from Texas Tech. He was
allergic to chocolate.
11
Dont waste bullets
  • use
  • no
  • more
  • than
  • 6
  • in a list

12
Observe the limit
  • 25

More looksbusy
words per slidemax
13
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14
Avoid death by cheese
  • Weird sound effects
  • Most transitions
  • Flying text
  • Strange animations
  • Bad clip-art

15
Clip-art Hall of Shame
16
Content is King!
  • Single phrases
  • Short lists
  • Questions for students
  • Quotes
  • Photographs
  • Video
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