A Phone, a Tennis Ball, and a Wardrobe: Tools for Designing Effective Slide Presentations

March 30, 2012

Presented by:David Gnojek, Art Director, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning
Room 247 JRP

Colors, fonts and images are too often an afterthought when it comes to presenting important information. Thoughtless use of design can confuse or bore your audience and, at worst, make your presentation forgettable. A visually engaging presentation will reinforce and clarify your message to your audience as well as help you keep on track when presenting. By learning a handful of basic design principles, you can create clean, beautiful slides that any LCD projector would be proud to display. This talk will discuss practical ways to pair meaningful content with eye-catching design to create effective and enlightening slide presentations.

Download the presentation handout (PDF).

About CRL Learns
The CRL Learns initiative presents expert guest speakers, dialogue about cutting-edge research, book discussions, and workshops on research practices. Presentations are open to the entire KU community, and videos of past CRL Learns events may be viewed on the CRL Learns website.