Tag Archives: Design

5 Presentation Design Hacks

Adam Noar, founder of the firm Presentation Panda, recently sent me the infographic below. It offers five simple, but effective, design hacks that you can use to improve the quality of your slide presentations. I have been using the first two hacks—Unsplash … Continue reading

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Alain de Botton on Dieter Rams and Good Design

A while back, I wrote a post about Dieter Rams, the German industrial designer who is recognized as one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century. Rams worked for 40 years at the German consumer products company, Braun. Today, … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 222) – Milton Glaser

“There are three responses to a piece of design—Yes, No and Wow! Wow is the one to aim for.” —  Milton Glaser

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Acronyms can seriously suck

The importance of simplicity in a presentation cannot be overstated. One way to simplify is to eliminate jargon. One way to eliminate jargon is making sure that the audience understands any acronyms in the presentation. These days, acronyms are everywhere. Here is one list of … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 190) – Edward Tufte

“What about confusing clutter? Information overload? Doesn’t data have to be ‘boiled down’ and ‘simplified’? These common questions miss the point, for the quantity of detail is an issue completely separate from the difficulty of reading. Clutter and confusion are failures … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments of Good Design

Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer who has been recognized as one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century. He worked for 40 years at the German consumer products company, Braun. Today, he works at Vitsœ, … Continue reading

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How to Design a Presentation like Apple

Emily Stewart recently brought my attention to a short animated video that she and her team produced for OnlineMBA that illustrates some of the key values that Steve Jobs and his team espoused when designing products for Apple. The video is clever … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 113)

“We make progress by eliminating things, by removing the superfluous.” — Steve Jobs Photo courtesy of Kazuhiro Shiozawa / Flickr

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PowerPoint: It’s Child’s Play

Who knew that PowerPoint could make you feel all warm and fuzzy? But big kudos to Microsoft for this commercial. Very clever. I have to give the young man credit. Heck, even I’d buy him a dog after that! But … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 72) – Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte on what it takes to create an interesting presentation. Continue reading

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