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DESIGN PROCESS: 6 Quick Steps

DESIGN PROCESS: 6 Quick Steps

The Design Process

Applying a simple six-step formula can help you to design awesome slides, improve the quality of your visual communication and dramatically reduce production time


EXAMPLE 1: COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

How was this slide created?

When you break it down, you can see there is a simple six-step process that can be applied to virtually every slide that contains a visual and accompanying text:


Step 1: CLARIFY

Clarify the slide content and develop a simple structure, e.g. TITLE; SUBTITLE; KEY MESSAGES. Type out the key information that forms the basis of your slide:



Step 2: HIGHLIGHT

Simplify the text and highlight the key themes you want to discuss during your slide show:



Step 3: IDENTIFY

Locate an image that visually supports the key message, captures the essence of the slide and gives you flexible design options. Here, an image of a consumer is selected, which provides plenty of copy space for inserting text:



Step 4: VISUALIZE

Visualize how you intend to combine the image with the text, and sketch out your ideas either on paper or on screen:



Step 5: DESIGN

Combine the text with the image and neatly lay out your content according to your sketch:



Step 6: MODIFY

Modify the design, making sure key content is clear and easy to view, and verify that the presentation of your message is appealing to your audience:


EXAMPLE 2: HOME IMPROVEMENT

As with most things, the more you practice the better you become.  The more time you spend designing slides using this method, the more creative you become, the better you perform and the less time you need to spend figuring out how to display your ideas:











So there you have it, once again in summary:

Step 1: CLARIFY

Step 2: HIGHLIGHT

Step 3: IDENTIFY

Step 4: VISUALIZE

Step 5: DESIGN

Step 6: MODIFY



Finally, here are a few other examples of slides that were created using this method:

EXAMPLE 3: CUSTOMER SERVICES



EXAMPLE 4: STRESS



EXAMPLE 5: ANNUAL REPORT TESTIMONIAL



EXAMPLE 6: BRAINSTORMING



EXAMPLE 7: UNITED NATIONS REPORT




THE DESIGN PROCESS

Applying a simple six-step formula can help you to design awesome slides, improve the quality of your visual communication and dramatically reduce production time




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