Second Slide - Media Fluency Frankie Murphy

What my project consists of is my second-draft slide of our Me Slides. My slide says '80's for Life' because I love the 80's and lots of my favorite music, movies, and clothes come from that decade. What I learned from our presentations is that you can make a statement by staggering things, playing with font sizes, and by adding simple photos of representation. The feedback I got from students was that originally, my slide was a little crowded and had a blurry photo in the background which wasn't good. 
Information from resources that make sense with the changes I made is that from saying that the bigger the font, the better and that you shouldn't crowd your slide with too many words. I used this tip to my advantage by spreading out the words to leave a mark on the audience, while only having three words. I also kept a color theme, so that all the aspects of the slide tie together nicely.

Destiny Patton Originality Slide

This slide is a representation of how it can be hard to be original and to be yourself but, you can do it. This relates to me because sometimes you feel pressured by your peers to like the things that they like and do the things that they do. I decided to make it stand out visually by using red. I was inspired by quotes like ¨Be a fruit loop and a bowl full of cheerios.¨ but, this is my take on it. I changed my slide by making it less busy and focusing on the bigger message. Basically, everyone is all different shapes, sizes, and backgrounds but, some groups of people all act the same to please each other. And even though you’re the same shape as them or come from the same background, you stand out. And that’s what I’m trying to portray visually and for you to think about mentally.
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Media Fluency 2

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Write about why you changed what you changed to make the new slide based on the feedback you heard about your first slide.

On my slide, I change to placement of the picture and I also change the exclamation mark at the end. I place the picture so that the black line is not seen on the top and I changed the exclamation mark to a period. I made those changes based on the feedback I heard on my first slide. They said that the line is too distracting and it will be better if I place the picture higher so the black line is not seen. They also said that I had too many fonts such as exclamation mark and I should change it to something more simple so I thought that a period is simple. I believed that the changes I made from the first slide made my slide better.

Media Fluency- My Slide Re-done

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Originally, my slide was very similar to this, but with a few differences. The text was slightly smaller, and dropped down farther, which I changed so that it would stand out more, and catch more attention, as the suggestions I received told me. It was also in a different font, Arial, which I changed to Lora because I felt it fit in with the image and background of the slide better. The word Legend was also that same font color, as well as not italicized. I changed this to make the word Legend stick out more, and show more importance and impact. The text is now bold to stick out more, and the text is slightly darker, to not blend with the sky or mountains, like the suggestions I received told me to. For the most part, this and the original are very similar, but there are minor changes that both my peers and I feel make the slide much better.

Revised Slide

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I mostly got feedback concerning an imbalance of content on both sides of the slide.  Therefore, I added a tree so that both sides of the slide will be filled with an equal amount of content. The judges also gave me positive feedback, saying that the contrast between background and text color was nice.

LaBrum, Harrison

I decided to create a slide that was completely antithetical to what's considered good design. Text is overlapping, images are stretched out of proportion; overall it's schizophrenic and disorderly. In reality this was born from my laziness and refusal to complete the assignment but I decided that I might as well turn it into a guide of What Not to do While Creating a Presentation. However I think this slide represents me in a much more personal and realistic way that any clean and simple one might. It's unorganized, has no linear thought process; it's just a collage of ideas, images and unfunny in-jokes. I like to think that last sentence properly describes me as well. One of the concepts that came to me while finishing this up was that a slide shouldn't just talk about or show who you are, it should be your parallel. It should be designed so that when it's being described, adjectives and ideas should be shared with it and you.

I also created a second slide. This was when I realized that this stuff is graded and i can't just turn in some sub par project and call it "muh artistic achievement". The second one was a parody of sort on the whole "inspirational image and SUPER DEEP QUOTE" style, but also holds a personal truth of mine.

Lyle's Slide...

The only thing I was told to change was where my name was, because it was kind of hard to see, so I made it more visible. ​I put a box around my name, centered it, and then added a green highlight over it because it is a matching color to the sweater that one of the Backstreet Boys are wearing. 

Sandra's slide

I changed the color and the spacing in my slide. I made a bright blue to contrast from the black and white setting because some one told me making a color pop would draw the eye even more. I also moved the picture farther to the right so it looks more like you see farther into the actual picture. 

Jamie presentation #2

The reason I changed the things that I did was because I was told by my peers that there was clash between the pictures and the back round and so I changed the back round.  I included more pictures because I felt I did not have enough to talk about.  I made it symmetrical to show that they are all things that I enjoy and like.  Im in the middle of the slide to show that all the things relate to me.  For the music note I took out the picture of the Beatles because they play music and I felt that they fell into that caticory.   

Tech jamie presentation #2

Revised Media Fluency #2

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​I changed my picture with a clearer one that still focused on the theme of my message. I made the picture take up the whole page and placed the quote on the bottom left corner of the page. I wanted the audience to focus more on the picture and then have their eyes drift toward the quote. I used the bolding technique from Zen. They said bolding can make the words pop off the page. I also want the viewers to be able to read the words easily. What I learned from this is that there are many different right and wrong ways to create a poser that is appealing to people and gets their message across at the same time. I also learned the many techniques that can make your poster or page more memorable and make the people remember the message that you were trying to get across.

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that's me 2

So I change the anime girl into the anime artist, and make the letters bigger. Also, I made the background blue smaller. and I change the words to match up the "bad girl" more. 

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William Figueiredo Slide!!!!!!

This is the slide i have made. I followed a few directions from some websites like One thing that this website thought me that i have changed was to never use italics, because if everything is emphithised nothing is. I have also followed a direction that states, texts are meant to be read, and it should never be smalled than 17px in heigh. Lastly this website have thought me that design should be simple and over-complicated is often a poor excuse for deth. 

Saamir Slide Pt.2 Revised slide

This time I got a different picture for my background because the previous picture pixelated when it was my background and that would be a design flaw in my billboard. I also changed my logo so it could be transparent and not be out of place from the rest of my billboard and blend in more with my theme. I also rearranged where I put my basic title ¨Running Man¨ on the right side and put my logo on the left side to give my bilboard a better balance while still keeping it very simple, professional, and empowering. The main things I kept the same was my color scheme and my quote.

Tech Slide 2.0

It's time for improvement! As you will notice I have stretched the Lamborghini to take up more of the slide. I aim for this car to attract eyes, as they do in real life. I also changed the background color to grey to allow the car and letters to stand out more. I also noticed that the misspelled fanatic and colorful letters took away from my main point I am attempting to communicate, so I just stuck with silver/white.


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What I learned since my first slide is that I slanted the words a bit too much! I also learned that if I continue to use this I will make great presentations and that my slides will get better each time I adjust. I have also learned that constructive critisism is an amazing! I kept my elemets in the slide. My slide was trying to potray doominance and put making a message  clear. 
I used the rule of thrids and big type and bold from I also used complementary colors at the advice of I also used some design tips from