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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

77 hours to complete

Part 1: Key principles of design

7 videos (Total 58 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Too much text12m
Too much decoration7m
Priorities in design8m
Design Principles8m
Principles in Action9m
5 readings
We want to stay in touch with you!10m
FAQ concerning peer-review assignments10m
External links30m
The slides10m
3 practice exercises
Slides' purpose35m
For the most curious30m
Test for week 1s
76 hours to complete

Part 2: Templates and colors meaning

11 videos (Total 74 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
What’s wrong with the templates7m
Page decorations3m
Colors meaning10m
Colors: Black & White8m
Colors: Yellow, Green and Blue6m
Choosing a typeface9m
Traditional vs Contemporary7m
Warm vs Cool2m
2 readings
External links30m
The slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice quiz28m
Test for week 2s
77 hours to complete

Part 3: Typography and photographic illustrations

9 videos (Total 63 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
9 videos
Advice on typography10m
Typographical composition3m
Typographic illustration6m
Using icons and photographs7m
Vector art4m
2 readings
External links20m
The slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice quiz35m
Test for week 3s
77 hours to complete

Part 4: Diagrams and data visualization

9 videos (Total 50 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
Hierarchy diagrams4m
Process diagrams6m
Relationships diagrams6m
Data visualizations3m
Column and bar charts11m
Line charts3m
Pie charts5m
Closing remarks2m
3 readings
Please rate this course on Coursera and Class Central10m
External links20m
The slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice quiz20m
Test for week 4s
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Top reviews from Presentation skills: Designing Presentation Slides

By GYOct 5th 2018

This class has cleared many misconceptions about Powerpoint designs. And has introduced many useful skills to greatly improve your presentation in terms of clarity and passing the right message.

By EFJun 19th 2019

This course should be mandatory for anyone before that person is allowed to work in any job!\n\nGreat content, some key principles for working in PowerPoint.



Alexei Kapterev

Lomonosov MSU BS

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About the Presentation Skills: Speechwriting, Slides and Delivery Specialization

Presentations are the most popular way of communication. This Specialization has 4 courses and covers fundamentals of three major presentation skills: 1) Storytelling— the art of crafting an interesting, convincing and evidence-based script of your presentation, 2) Slide design — a merge of graphical and information design to make clean and clear slides that help you deliver your ideas 3) Delivery — the art of interacting with the audience during presentation and a tough Q&A. The 4th and final course of the Specialization is the Capstone project, where you will prepare a presentation «from scratch» with a topic that matters to you and then deliver it to your peers. Our courses are designed for anyone from a rookie speaker to an established presenter. Whether you’re presenting an idea or a product or a complicated issue, this Specialization gives you tools to make it right. We suggest you take these courses in ascending order. But feel free to choose only the courses you need. The specialization trailer...
 Presentation Skills: Speechwriting, Slides and Delivery

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