As an introduction to slide design this is comprehensive and easy to follow.
I learned some things here.
Here are the 7 rules but please do flick through the slides if you have time – the points here don’t teach half as much as the slides. For example, Alex mentions if your slide only has words, three days later people will remember 10%, if it has words and pictures, people will remember 65%. It’s worth learning how to design.
OK, here are Alex Rister’s rules
- slides are not documents;
- picture superiority effect;
- slides should be simple;
- slides must have unity;
- display data clearly;
- use multimedia wisely;
- don’t forget your audience.
As I mentioned the slides here say far more than the rules. More here at Alex’s site Creating Communication