Recently at our Slide Design training, a participant asked us if there is a fast and easy way to make puzzles in PowerPoint. Well basically, it’s pretty simple. During training, it took me 2-3 minutes to show how to prepare the puzzle yourself. Here is a step-by-step instruction how to create such puzzle diagram.
If you are presenting about a complex topic or writing an article of how something works – then diagrams is a visualization tool worth to use. Diagram are a great tool for explaining processes, dependencies or structures of any kind. What do I mean by diagram? A simplified definition would be: diagram – any geometric symbolic representation of information. Or more boldly – set of items (e.g. rectangles) and relations (e.g. arrows) illustrating a concept, like these: In the world of typical text-heavy presentations, any slide with a diagram is a king :). It will attract more attention than others. However, there are some typical errors we tend to do, especially when preparing presentation under time pressure. Here are three hints […]
My personal discovery path to visualization In my previous job (I worked in an IT field, in data science company), I always admired brochures of other IT company that contained a nicely designed schema visuals. Such materials stood out, especially in a field of IT, where it’s common to write lengthy articles. Later I started adding more and more such visual diagrams in brochures and presentations I produced. And I could see a huge the difference. The materials were easier to understand, plus they have been more eye-catchy. From that moment I discovered that this is a think, I want to work on. To help other people communicate better using the simple visuals. When I […]