Designing a Presentation
1. Bella produces the mood board shown in this image. What can you conclude about her topic and audience?
They are focused on environmental issues.
They are concerned with mining and clean water.
They are both concerned with a coastal setting
They are both conservation-minded.
2. Which types of items should you collect for a moodboard?
all of these answers
photographs and product samples
fonts and words
colors and textures
3. How should you generate ideas?
by determining the main conclusions that you want to support
by drawing, scribbling, and doodling all ideas
by sketching preliminary charts and figures
by making a list of all good ideas
4. How can you tailor presentations to different audiences?
by trying different software packages
by obtaining feedback
by imagining personas
by hiring design consultants
5. Why should you consider avoiding canned outlining software?
It can suppress creativity.
It is more suitable for written documents.
It is not flexible enough.
It does not permit graphics.
6. The process of creating an outline is like
making an argument
designing a story
pleading for support
7. When considering your audience, you should ask yourself three questions. What are they?
Who are they? What do they already know? What do you want them to do?
What can you get from them? How should you approach them? When is the best time to pursue them?
How much power do they have? Do they already know anything? Are they in debt?
How many will there be? Where are they from? What are their occupations?
8. When designing a presentation, what is the most important consideration?
the color scheme
the choice of software
the choice of template
1. Which image format should you use for a high-resolution photograph that needs to have a region of transparency around the subject?
2. Why should you check your designs for good contrast?
It will help you meet the needs of your audience.
Big text is easier to read at a distance.
Some of the audience may have low-vision and need glasses or contact-lenses.
Some of your audience may have a form of Color Vision Deficiency (CVD).
3. What are the main forms of contrasts?
Size, Shape, Color, Type weight, Typeface
Size, Shape, Color, Bold type
Size, Color, Type Weight, Typeface
Size, Shape, Color, Pattern
4. You are working on a presentation for a large international organization. What is your first step in choosing a color palette?
Use a base color with an automated color palette picker.
Consult the organization’s style guide.
Find colors that are commonly used by other organizations in the field.
Choose one or two base colors.
5. The layout of a slide can be balanced with
Filling empty areas with logos
Making sure there are no gaps in the layout
Positive and negative space
Images and graphics to fill the spaces
6. You want to present a self-contained animation in an image. Which format supports this?
7. Why should you avoid using the type of artwork shown in this image?
It is dated, and conveys a sense that you are out of touch.
It uses obsolete storage formats.
It clutters the presentation.
It uses color palettes that do not match.
8. You enter a base color into a color palette generator and receive an output. Before using this palette, what should you check?
that the base color has not been changed
that one shade is pure white and one shade is pure black
that the colors are not too dark or too light
that there are at least six different shades to choose from
9. You give a presentation and begin reading bullet points from the slides. What is the audience likely to conclude?
You are an expert in the field.
You are not prepared, knowledgeable, or interested.
Someone else prepared the slides for you.
They will need to pay attention to both the slides and your comments.
10. What is wrong with the slide shown in this image?
too much text
a whiny tone
11. When is it acceptable to have more than three to five bullet points on a slide?
when delivering a training, or itemizing a specification
when the information is not important, but has to be mentioned
when it is an internal presentation
when the information relates to terms and conditions
12. Why is it a good idea to zoom out of a design containing body type, or to view it on a smaller screen, such as a phone?
to test if a sans serif font would be best
to put it on Instagram
to check its readability at a distance
13. What can be used to create type hierarchies?
size and weight
14. The guides in the image help to implement what design principle?
breaking into ninths
the rule of thirds
15. When choosing a background, what should be your main consideration?
that it looks hi-tech
that it allows the slide content to shine
that the audience likes the color
16. How can you quickly create the guidelines used in the illustrated design principle?
by taking a pixel count in the x and y dimensions
by measuring the overall dimensions of the slide
by generating a cube and expanding it to fit the slide
by using an empty table with three rows and three columns as the basis for guides
17. How can you avoid problems with video during a presentation?
by keeping the size of the frame small
by only using black and white videos
by using auto play and caching the video beforehand
by using very slow frame rates
18. Why would you crop some images?
to reduce the file size
to hide unwanted elements
to achieve a more appealing composition
to make smaller images look better
19. How does a Rule of Thirds grid help establish a layout?
Creating a Rule of Thirds grid subdivides spaces to aid in the placement of content.
A Rule of Thirds grid makes it easier to center your logo
A Rule of Thirds grid gives you more space to add charts and graphics
A Rule of Thirds grid makes it easy to center horizontal and vertical content
20. Which term best describes this slide’s content?
21. Why should you use a full screen (or full-bleed) image that fills the slide?
They make a nice background for other content.
They are impactful and most like our real-world view of a subject.
They are like a wallpaper for your presentation.
They give the audience something to look at while you are talking.
22. What is the main advantage of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)?
They are resolution independent, and most can be scaled to any size.
They are best used for photos.
The file sizes are small.
They are best for animation.
1. How should you make complex data available to your audience?
as a web link or handout
in a paper handout
in multiple graphs and tables
as a summary slide
2. How should this slide be improved?
It needs a headline declaring the primary conclusion.
It should have some contrasting colors, instead of only shades of blue
It needs to be broken up into at least seven different slides
3. Given the data in this image, how can you indicate that sales costs are generally 30 to 35 percent of total sales?
by highlighting the sales cost numbers together with monthly sales numbers
by calculating the percentages on the spot during the presentation
by adding another row showing sales cost as a percentage of total sales
by using a bar or line chart
4. How can you indicate that the largest numbers are in the first column of the table?
by presenting three pie charts, with each pie representing a month
by highlighting each row in turn
by highlighting that column
by presenting line graphs of all the data
1. Which parts of your presentation will require storyboarding?
those with animations
those with charts or figures
the main body that contains the story
the introduction and conclusion
2. How should animations hold attention?
by adding excitement and uncertainty
through anticipation and resolution
through detailed, step-wise explanations
by adding color and splash
3. Why might you use an animated build in a presentation?
to show how skilled you are as a presentation designer
because they are entertaining
to make a series of related events clearer by animating each step
to make a series of related events more fun to watch
4. Salim wants to use animations in his next presentation. What advice should you give him?
Use on-screen text to clarify what is happening.
Acquire the latest special effects to use in animations
Allow ample time for preparation, and keep it simple.
all of these answers
5. When choosing animation and transition styles, what should be your guiding principle?
They should add excitement and interest.
Go for bold and attention-grabbing effects.
Keep them simple and subdued.
Use as few as possible
1. Which type of slides should comprise a looping introduction?
slides with takeaway messages
slides with author or presenter qualifications
slides listing the venue and time
slides with essential background information
2. Videos can be used in looping intros. Why might you do this?
to pique interest before the formal introduction
to acknowledge help from others
to conclude a presentation
to display quantitative data
3. How should you end your presentation?
with a summary slide of the takeaway messages
with acknowledgments, contact information, and download links
by appealing for financial participation
by presenting an amusing anecdote