The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint (2nd edition) / Edition 2

The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint (2nd edition) / Edition 2

by Edward Tufte
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ISBN-10:
0961392169
ISBN-13:
9780961392161
Pub. Date:
06/28/2006
Publisher:
Graphics Press
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The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint (2nd edition) / Edition 2

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: 9780961392161
Publisher: Graphics Press
Publication date: 06/28/2006
Pages: 31
Sales rank: 237,634
Product dimensions: 13.68(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.17(d)

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I have no clue what this about. I did not understand this pamphlet it was written well above me.