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Tony Ramos
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Graphic design, social media, bicycles, Cleveland, whimsy.
Graphic design, social media, bicycles, Cleveland, whimsy.

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"Graphic design, at its core, is intended to inform or educate. Without achieving either of these, all you have is a pretty picture. Though PowerPoint is much maligned as a design tool, we can (and do) argue that, far from a necessary evil, it is entirely suitable for the discipline. When it is used correctly." -- Chainsaw Communications

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So very cool. Expand to fullscreen for best results.

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"In two papers, Drew Skau and I recently showed that our idea of how we read pie charts is wrong, that donut charts are no worse than pie charts, and a few more things. Here is a detailed walk-through of the results of the three studies we conducted for this purpose. Let’s go on a little journey through some real data and do a little science together!" -- +Robert Kosara 

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The history of #PowerPoint, straight from Bob Gaskins, its creator.

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"Visualization is merely a process. What we actually do when we make a good chart is get at some truth and move people to feel it—to see what couldn’t be seen before. To change minds. To cause action."

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Forbes: "Tell me about the new product you’re launching today."

Arvai: "People are using Prezi in small meeting rooms and in the classroom, doing a conversational type of presentation on an iPad. It’s more of a conversation guide than a pre-set order of things. Meetings are more about filling in gaps and uncovering opportunities, and the rate of change has accelerated. Companies need to collaborate with customers. The new product lets you have conversations and evolve your ideas collaboratively. It can be with Slack where you get real time updates. We’ve also added analytics to show how each presentation is doing."

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29 Reasons to Love PowerPoint. Number 2? "One billion installs can't be wrong"

"Microsoft claims PowerPoint has been installed more than a billion times. Very few of those installs were free. People paid for it. They still do. You could make a compelling case that PowerPoint is one of the most influential pieces of software ever created. Yet its role is to be the butt of jokes, the instigator of sighs, groans and eye-rolling..."


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Makes it quite easy.
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