tom haynes

Presentations: good and bad

Just finished Tufte’s The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint (the whole thing, not just the sample on his site) and was pretty down on PowerPoint.

Then I read the New York Times’ We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint which also hates on PP a bit, although the title image isn’t really a PowerPoint slide, it’s a poorly designed diagram.

But then I ran across Note & Point, a collection of beautiful presentations. I think this shows that presentation aids are great when you use them correctly, which often means ditching the “title and bullets” theme and designing something that actually supports your talk.