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The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint
     

The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint

by Edward R. Tufte
 

ISBN-10: 0961392150

ISBN-13: 9780961392154

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Graphics Press

In corporate and government bureaucracies, the standard method for making a presentation is to talk about a list of points organized onto slides projected up on the wall. For many years, overhead projectors lit up transparencies, and slide projectors showed high-resolution 35mm slides. Now "slideware" computer programs for presentations are nearly everywhere. Early in

Overview

In corporate and government bureaucracies, the standard method for making a presentation is to talk about a list of points organized onto slides projected up on the wall. For many years, overhead projectors lit up transparencies, and slide projectors showed high-resolution 35mm slides. Now "slideware" computer programs for presentations are nearly everywhere. Early in the 21st century, several hundred million copies of Microsoft PowerPoint were turning out trillions of slides each year.

Alas, slideware often reduces the analytical quality of presentations. In particular, the popular PowerPoint templates (ready-made designs) usually weaken verbal and spatial reasoning, and almost always corrupt statistical analysis. What is the problem with PowerPoint? And how can we improve our presentations?

This slim volume from legendary "information design" guru Edward Tufte answers these questions with Tufte's usual wit, concision, and style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780961392154
Publisher:
Graphics Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.30(d)

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