Effective presentations: how can design make a difference?

Event details


Date & time

Friday 10 July 2015


Engineering Lecture Theatre
ANU Canberra


Anitra Nottingham


Research Skills & Training

Visual languages speak as loudly as words. Poorly designed slides detract from even the best presentation, as they will affect the way your argument is perceived. At worst, poorly designed presentations can distract, and even confuse your audience. Good presentation slides will support and clarify your arguments, and persuade your audience to believe in your ideas. In this session you will learn what not to do when making a slide presentation, as well as some basic information design principles to help you communicate data.

This session will help you:

  • Understand why poorly designed slides can distract or confuse your audience and affect the way an argument is perceived.
  • Learn techniques for using type, images and color to make more effective slides.
  • Identify information design principles for communicating data.

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