powerpoint design - Wilmington University

Report
POWERPOINT
DESIGN
creating a truly
well-designed
PowerPoint
is easy
What We’ll See
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Variables
Tools
Rules
Examples
Main Kinds of PowerPoints
• Lecture
• Presentation
Other Kinds of PowerPoints
• Tutorial
• Game-based
• Interactive
The Objective
• It’s a visual aid not a foundation
• Possibly meaningless without you
• Have it fit your use
Know Your Audience and Location
• Gear your material to your audience
• Technical surprises or limitations
• Get there early
Templates
• Make your own
• Download
• Watch the busy background
Good Backgrounds
Not So Good Backgrounds
Fonts
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Choose ones that come with template
Choose ones that are universally available
No more than two
Easy to read
You can mix serif and sans serif
Good Fonts
Anything that is
clearly readable
Not So Good Fonts
Used for special
effects is okay,
but not all text
Colors
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Stick with solids or smooth gradations
No more than three of four
Good combinations
Be aware of audience members
Images & Multimedia
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Copyright allowable
Use your own
Microsoft site and library
Use them only when needed
Multimedia files must travel with show
Charts
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Important information only
Break it up if needed
Conventional
Creative
Good Charts
Good Charts
Good Charts
Good Charts
Not So Good Charts
Not So Good Charts
Not So Good Charts
Not So Good Charts
The Rules (most likely)
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Seven and seven
Consistent transitions and animations
Sound…probably not
Well balanced
Use negative space, less is more
Help and Support
• Wilmington University Classroom Help
– [email protected]
• Microsoft Office Templates
– http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/
• Free Microsoft Office Artwork
– http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/
• Free Templates
– http://slidehunter.com/

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