I choose the way for my slide to look since the 4 images I chosen represents things that I did or originally my one slide was cluttered and that images were bigger I took a little bit of inspiration from Jonathan’s slides. I also chose the colors red and white for text because they’re complimentary colors for each other
- What did you learn from the critique of your slide? I learned to not make bullet points because it will distract the audience and to never use Comic Sand.
- Why did you make the changes you made to the slide? I made it much simpler and more put together.
- How did the research you did help to create a better slide? It helped me make my slide more put together and at the same time make sense.
- What were some of the sources you used to create an amazing slide? I used the presentation zen to my advantage and i also searched google for examples to give me an idea.
What I learned from the critique of my slide was that I needed to make my pictures blend together in a better way. I also learned that my slide shouldn’t have too many colors because that might distract the viewers from the point that I’m trying to make. Another thing that I learned was to make my title stand out from the pictures so the viewers would know what my slide is about.
Based off the critique of my slide I made several changes. The first thing I did was I thought of what my theme of the slide should be. I chose to make it blue. Then I found pictures that fit the theme of my slide. I know some of the blues are different but I tried my best to match the blues. After that I made the pictures even and balanced out.
The research that I did helped me make a better slide because it gave me advice on how to make a presentable slide. It showed me what it takes to make a slide more appealing to the viewer and why certain slides are better than others. The sources that I used was Presentation Zen and a video about slide designing.
As I redid my 1 slide I took everything my classmates said about my first slide into consideration. They said I had a lot of different colors and my slide was a little crowded. I decided that in my second slide that I was going to get rid of a lot of colors. I kept it pretty simple with the colors black and white and added a little pink in as well. I matched the picture of myself which had pink in it , with the pink inside the music notes.
I added one of my favorite quotes because I strongly believe it and it shows what type of person I am. I also added it to fill up the open space in the middle of my slide. I was thinking about adding pictures but then my slide would have started getting crowded so I used a quote. Also in my research I learned to limit the text. I did not add a lot of words, I added just enough.
Overall I think I did a better job my second time doing this 1 slide then the first. I learn to not add lots and lots of pictures. I learned to limit the words on my slide and to use colors wisely. The research and my classmates really made me realize that my slide needed to be clean and pretty simple. The website that helped me with my one slide was Presentation Zen garrreynolds.com and Elements of Design Defines. These websites taught me a lot and making slides will now be more easier to do knowing what I know now.
Through the critique of my slide, I’ve learned the importance of taking your time while designing something. On my first draft, I rushed my assignment and as a result I didn’t use any of the strategies we learned through the videos. Not to mention the fact, that the background color didn’t fit the theme. But, after I received my constructive criticism, I bled all of my pictures, and I chose a more suitable background color.
The changes I made to my slides incorporated the advice used from the videos that we were linked. I wanted to keep my slide straight to the point. So I chose white as a background so it wouldn’t make the slide pop. This was really the only way to achieve it because I already went for a simplistic approach. The most influential source of those we received was the presentation zen.
The research that I used ended up helping me in a variety of ways. First and foremost we have bleeding. Prior to reading the article I had no understanding of bleeding whatsoever. However, after reading I used the bleeding technique. Then, I learned how important keeping it simple can be. With complex designs using bright colors and such, it often takes away the meaning of the design. So, instead of using a bright green for a background color, I used white.