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How to create pro slides in less time: don't worry, be crappy!

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Deck to accompany the Six Minutes article, "How to Create Pro Slides in Less Time: Don't worry, be CRAPpy!" http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/contrast-repetition-alignment-proximity/ Image References: Slide 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazik/395792175/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Slide 4: http://browse.deviantart.com/?order=9&q=frodo+ring&offset=96#/d1npytz Slide 5: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kugelfisch/2433989050/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Slide 6: http://www.flickr.com/photos/csb13/178368777/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Slide 7: http://www.flickr.com/photos/slimjim/2053042073/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Slide 8: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thuanygabriela/4827092815/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Slide 10: http://www.flickr.com/photos/76029035@N02/6829322851/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Slide 11: http://www.flickr.com/photos/unisono/491604352/sizes/z/in/photostream/ Slide 14, image 1: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&global=1&q=weathertop#/d1eo7g1 Slide 14, image 2: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&global=1&q=frodo+rivendell#/d37wcy Slide 14, image 3: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&global=1&q=balrog#/d2jn4wm Slide 14 bk: http://www.flickr.com/photos/webtreatsetc/5421536326/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Slide 15: http://www.flickr.com/photos/altuwa/3377984034/sizes/l/in/photostream/
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  • How to Create Pro Slides in Less Time: Dont worry, be CRAPpy!Image: eon
  • ContrastMake elements different to increase understanding.RepetitionRepeat visual elements to create strong unity.AlignmentPlace elements deliberately and rationally to improve clarity.ProximityPlace related items together to convey relationships.
  • Strong contrast emphasizes importance through difference.Image: Tiago Daniel
  • How to: ContrastShow difference through typeface, size, color, or shade. Design, stripped to its essence, can be dened as the human nature to shape and make our environment in ways without precedent in nature... --John Heskett
  • Repetition creates unity.Image: Chris Blakeley
  • Templates are forsheep. Image: slimmer_jimmer
  • Templates are cliche
  • Be a rebel, create your own template.Image: Thuany Gabriela
  • How to: UnityUnify through consistent visual elements, grids, and layout.Empowered Presentations, What is PechaKucha?
  • Unity: Before and AfterMove from the pre-built template; move towards original design. Victor1558 Chalkboard Template Original Design
  • PreciseAlignmentEliminatesConfusion. Image: unisono
  • How to: AlignmentUse grids and rulers to place elements precisely.
  • How to: ProximityPlace items further or closer depending on their relationship. unite/fragment order/chaos equal/unequal Image created from slide:ology by Nancy Duarte
  • Proximity: Before and AfterClear proximity can improve how your audience processes information. Unclear proximity between text and Items are spaced along a recognizable visuals horizontal line
  • Want to know more?Image: Jinx!
  • Chiara OjedaPresentation content, design, and deliveryEmail: chiara.ojeda@gmail.comTwitter: @The_BombadierWebsite: http://tweakyourslides.wordpress.comLinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/caojeda
  • References & ResourcesThe following were referred to in developing this presentation:Duarte, N. (2008). Slide:ology: the art and science of creating great presentations. Beijing: OReilly Media.Lidwell, W., & Holden, K. (2010).Universal principles of design (2nd ed.). Beverly, Mass.: Rockport Publishers.Reynolds, G. (2008). Presentation zen: simple ideas on presentation design and delivery. Berkeley, CA: New Riders Publishers.Williams, R. (1994). The non-designers design book: design and typographic principles for the visual novice. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press.
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