1 Simplify Simple is always better. Keep visuals uncluttered with open space (white space) to allow easier reading and visual breaks. Visuals should support what you have to say, not say everything for you.
Designing visuals for presentation PowerPoint and other presentation graphics software have brought us a long way in a short time. Today’s tools allow us to create sophisticated pages with color, animation, charts, photographs, sound, video, and perfectly set type. While the tools to create presentations have improved, our skill at using these tools has not necessarily kept pace. When visuals are used, your presentations can be more persuasive, interesting and involving, you can cover more material in less time, and retention and comprehension are greater. This handout will help you design visuals and create a visual plan for your presentations that will make the information you have easier for the audience to understand. Remember that the number one priority with visuals is legibility — they must be easy to read.