Tech Slide Presentation
When making my project, I first used my online sources. I initially went to the “Design Slide Website” link. One of the first things I read basically said Color is the first thing that is seen. My original slide consisted of a black and grey New York themed background. I completely changed everything and went for more appealing colors. I used a bold red font to make the words eye catching then put a thin black shadow behind the text.. I next went Presentation Zen and utilized their sources as well. I used the rule of empty/blank space isn't always a bad thing. The background that I used had a black&white color scheme. Therefor in my opinion, it gave somewhat of an empty space/spacious setting on its own. With that being said, I wanted the text to stand out like the two website links that were provided said. To make the pictures my own, I edited them using two apps on my phone and iPad. The first app; Color Splurge, allowed me to enhance the black&white color background. While the other app; A+ Signature allowed me to watermark my picture by writing my text. Finally I used tips that I read offline which included; bold text makes the work more appealing, make sure the text stands out, have a statement in your presentation, and etc.
Tech Slide (New & Improved)
After receiving a few pointers and constructive criticism from a few of my classmates, I made minor yet significant changes to my slide. It was suggested to me that I possibly change the alignment of my writing. I put that in mind and followed through with it. I also was told that I should consider using a font instead of my personal writing. I was hesitant at first because I thought that my handwriting made the quote look really personalized. But I am happy to say that I am pleased with the change. Finally, changed both of those things by continuing on the app that I previously used to edit; A+ Signature. My new and improved slide is now more legible, and organized
I found that it was really helpful to get my slide critiqued by the class. I got a lot of good comments and I feel like the changes I made really helped make my slide better. The first comment I got was that my words should be much bigger. I increased the writing and it was easier to read than before. Ms.Hull also showed me how to layer the writing so I decide to include that. I made the main words a light yellow color and the shadow of the letters a dark blue that was originally the main color. Also the image I used wasn't edited so I used PicMonkey, and editing site to make my image slightly darker and make the shadows more intense.
My slide has a picture of broken glass in the middle and then to the side it says "broken and lost". It represents the confusion and sadness humans sometimes experience when things change. The fog represents the confusion and the shattered glass represents the sadness. I chose this image because it is eye catching and represented what I was trying to communicate to others well. I put the picture in the middle because I was trying to balance the slide. I made the image bigger than the text so that the people viewing the slide would look at the image first and then at the text. I made the image of the glass dominate the slide because it is the most important part of the slide. I chose to use a black background because it contrasted with the light blue and white image. My text is light blue because it is close to the same color as the glass.
Presentation Zen influenced my decision making. All the examples they had on the website were very useful and inspiring. Signs on the streets also influenced my decision making and so did billboards on the highway. My opinion and the suggestions of other classmates also influenced my design.