10 Rules for Designing Visually Engaging Slides

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  • for Designing Visually Engaging Slides

    10 RULESAndi Galpern, Product Designer@andigalpernI throw events for @cascadesf

  • @cascadesf cascadesf.com

    Designing the web together

  • Good designbuilds trust.

    Food for thought:

  • Rule #1 Understand Your

    Audience.

  • Rule #1: Understand Your Audience

    Who are these people?

  • Rule #2 Choose legible

    typefaces.

  • Sans Serif

    serif.easy to read

    used for large blocks of copy

  • Serifs 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.

    Garamond

    Baskerville

    Helvetica NeueProxima Nova

    Antique Olive

    Sabon

    Futura

  • Rule #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 images

  • Stock Xchnghttp://www.sxc.hu

    Flickr Creative Commonshttp://www.flickr.com/

    creativecommons/

    Free Stock Photography

    Rule #4: Use high-quality images

  • http://www.haikudeck.com

    Rule #4: Use high-quality images

  • Rule #5 Use short

    blocks 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 copy

  • Make 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 Your

    Color Scheme.

  • Rule #6: Define your color scheme

  • Rule #6: Define your color scheme

  • Rule #6: Define your color scheme

    colourlovers.com

  • Rule #7 Use simple

    animations and transitions.

  • Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions

  • Lets makeeverybody dizzy!

    Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions

  • Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions

  • Weeeeeee!!!!!

    Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions

  • Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions

  • WHOAAA!!!!

    Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions

  • Rule #8 Organize information

    visually.

  • Rule #8: Organize information visually

  • Rule #8: Organize information visually

  • Rule #9 Do not read your

    slides.

  • Rule #10 Showcase your

    personality.

  • Andi Galpern, Product Designer, @andigalpernI throw events for @cascadesf

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