David Kirkpatrick

February 25, 2009

PowerPoint don’ts

Filed under: Business, Technology — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 12:55 pm

By example.

From CIO.com, trainwreck number five:

Fun with Arrows: Part 2

This slide comes from a presentation that Jesper Laugesen sat through (Laugesen thought it worthy of a nomination for the “world’s worst” PPT slide). If the “community” is supposed to rally around this PowerPoint slide, then there might be a lot of confusion about just where to get started. PowerPoint experts say that bullet points and arrows shouldn’t be used (or kept to just a few). These arrows are quite disorienting.

Snooze Scale: ZZZ

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  1. Trust me, there WAS a lot of confusion!

    😉 Jesper Laugesen

    Comment by jesper — February 25, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

  2. Thanks for the comment — that slide is insane!

    Overlapping, muted tones, 3D arrows in a painfully 2D graphic. Bad, bad design on so many levels …

    Comment by davidkirkpatrick — February 25, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

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