10 Rules for Designing Visually Engaging Slides

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10 Rules for Designing Visually Engaging Slides. #passionprojects

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for Designing Visually Engaging Slides10 RULESAndi Galpern, Product Designer@andigalpernI throw events for @cascadesf@cascadesf cascadesf.comDesigning the web togetherGood designbuilds trust. Food for thought:Rule #1 Understand Your Audience. Rule #1: Understand Your AudienceWho are these people?Rule #2 Choose legible typefaces.Sans Serifserif.easy to readused for large blocks of copySerifs were created to makeit easier to read large paragraphs of information.This sentence would be more difcult to read, had it been designed with a sans-serif typeface. Illustration Source: http://www.thepixelboutique.com/ Rule #2: Choose a legible typeface. Rule #2: Choose legible typefaces.GaramondBaskervilleHelvetica NeueProxima NovaAntique OliveSabonFuturaRule #3 Contrast is your new best friend.Make it obvious with contrast.(not really obvious but ok.)Make it obvious with contrast.Rule #4 Use high-quality images.Whoa! This is pretty!You never know what you are going to get on stock photo sites. Rule #4: Use high-quality images Rule #4: Use high-quality imagesStock Xchnghttp://www.sxc.huFlickr Creative Commonshttp://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/Free Stock Photography Rule #4: Use high-quality imageshttp://www.haikudeck.com Rule #4: Use high-quality imagesRule #5 Use shortblocks of copy.Nobody wants to read a giant run-on-sentence filled with endless copy where we often wonder, what is the point of this slide and we have to dissect the message because its not obvious. blah blah blah. Rule #5: Use short blocks of copyMake information easy to digest. Rule #5: Use short blocks of copy Keep it short and simple. Use columns. Get to the point.Rule #6 Define YourColor Scheme. Rule #6: Define your color scheme Rule #6: Define your color scheme Rule #6: Define your color schemecolourlovers.comRule #7 Use simpleanimations and transitions. Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitionsLets makeeverybody dizzy! Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitionsWeeeeeee!!!!! Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitionsWHOAAA!!!! Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitionsRule #8 Organize information visually. Rule #8: Organize information visually Rule #8: Organize information visuallyRule #9 Do not read your slides.Rule #10 Showcase your personality.Andi Galpern, Product Designer, @andigalpernI throw events for @cascadesf