Slide Design

In this unit, we looked at how to design slides so they are pleasing to the eye. We looked at the amount of content on the slide so all of the information can be received at a glace. Bleeding, allowing a picture to look like it continues off the page, can allow objects to look larger while not taking up all of the room. We also looked at how to place things on a slide so it feels balanced. The end of unit project was to make a visually pleasing slide about yourself. 
 On my slide, I decided use a quote and a picture of a rainbow unicorn. Both of the components on the slide are meaningful to me in some way. I felt like the unicorn captured the feeling of the quote and enhanced the slide. The heaviest part of the quote is in the top right corner of the slide. I balanced that out by putting the unicorn with a heavier gray border in the bottom left corner. 

This first slide is my first try and the second slide is what I created after listening to other people critiques and hearing the classroom discussion. My first slide was very pixilated and the picture in the corner looked very out of place. For my second slide I made sure all of the content I used was high resolution so everything was clear. I also wanted the picture to look like it belonged more so than in the first slide. To do this, I chose a background color that flowed into the background of the unicorn. One of the way Ms. Hull could have set us up for success was giving us the content that would be used then letting us arrange it on the slide. That way the project would have been more so about the design than the content, which was her intention for this project. 
Slide about me (1)
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Comments (1)

Kara Heenan (Student 2017)
Kara Heenan

I noticed you changed the color of your slide and made the picture on the corner bigger. I wonder what made you choose that color? It looks great. What if you kept it the same? I like the new one a lot better good job.