Making the world a happier place, one slide at a time
The vast majority of slideware is used as speakers’ notes. Probably because:
- It’s comforting to have what I’m going to say right there on a big screen, just in case I forget
- I’m inspired by images, but I frame my thinking in words. It’s easier to type a list of bullet points than it is to locate the one perfect picture that tells a story
- I’m not trained in graphic design or visual arts, so putting together clean and compelling slideware compositions doesn’t come naturally
- It can be hard to access high quality art and photography.
In addition, tools like Haiku Deck offer a polished and visually compelling alternative to traditional slideware applications.
What’s the take-home message? What does it all boil down to? Here is my one-sentence “best practice” for slide design:
Imagine if every slide in every presentation looked this way? The world would be a happier place.