In this video, dive deep into some example text-based slides and walk through some rethinking and redesigning, applying lessons based on the principles of this course.
- [Instructor] So you're probably thinking to yourself, … isn't this a course on data visualization? … Why are you talking about text-based slides? … Well, here's the thing. … Presenting information is presenting information, … whether in data or in text, … whether charts and graphs, or in paragraphs. … You're presenting information all the time. … And while we're here talking about data, … I thought it was worth a few minutes … to talk about the rest of your presentation too. … Don't skip this movie, … I do think you'll learn something from it, … and by the way, one of these tools … so-called Text-Based Slides is really a data slide. … Yes, the same principles apply of course. … Know your story, pick great headlines, … know what you really want to say, do less, etc. … So here's the first of two examples. … This is a report from the President's Council … of Economic Advisors reporting on the state … of the economy back in 2014. … This, believe it or not, … is the opening slide in their presentation, right? …
- Describe the importance of audience and story in designing visual presentations.
- Identify Gestalt principles for visual processing.
- Compare and contrast headline styles.
- List general rules for the use of different chart types, colors, axes, and other formatting details.
- Understand the importance of and scientific basis for guiding principles in presentation design.