Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Life After Death by PowerPoint

We've all suffered death by Power Point. My gripe is that most PPT's are tortuously ugly. Zero design aesthetic makes everyone who presents with the templates look like a CPA who double majored in musical theatre. So I was inspired when I encountered Hypothesis, a design firm in Providence, Rhode Island. The principals are RISD grads. Their provocative designs seem well suited for screens. All types of screens--lcds, television, PDAs. Wouldn't it be great if more Power Point slides looked like this?


Susan said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



Patricia Martin said...

Thanks, Susan!

Tony Tallent said...

I recently encouraged a key group of my staff to take a plunge into the Pecha Kucha (20 x 20) format of presenting a concept through PowerPoint. It was a real thrill to watch their process and to see them pull it off! And the audience was already at ease knowing that each presentation would be only a bit of 6 minutes long (and they were all good!).

Patricia Martin said...

Great that it worked so well for both staff and audience. Good idea Tony, glad it was successful!