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Graphic design, presentation consulting, technical illustration
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Using words and images to explain complex ideas, frequently for proposals in government, energy, and industrial ccontracting.
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Graphic design, social media, bicycles, Cleveland, whimsy.
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Specialist in information design, data visualization, and PowerPoint presentation design.

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Winner for four consecutive years of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional Award (for voluntary contributions to user community)
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Chicago, IL - Oberlin, OH - Lakewood, OH - Highland Park, IL

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Yet another signpost on the Google+ road into the abyss.
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Infographic of the day: the familiar address of males in the United States.
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Have not yet kicked the tires on this yet, but one power user I know surprised herself by now preferring this over the Windows version.
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Can't imagine a power use who doesn't use at least a little VBA, which is not well supported (yet).
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"There are very good reasons why the presentations delivered by the late Steve Jobs became so revered. Aside from his personal charisma and gravitas, Jobs and his team were masters of the use of visual aids for emphasis. Slides were used sparingly, had little to no extraneous detail, and were easy for the audience to process.

Slides are visual aids and should be designed with this purpose in mind. Notes, study aids and other supplementary material should be produced separately, using tools that have been designed for those purposes.

Don’t ban the hammer - simply use it for what it was meant for."
Recent articles calling for blanket removal of PowerPoint from education erroneously blame the tool for mistakes made by the user.
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Redmond going all out.
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When Windows 10 launches on July 29, pay special attention to the default desktop background.
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Need stock images? Have stock images? Adobe's new service might interest you.
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"...we should be aiming to involve and actively engage with students in the lecture; to make our teaching connect with, and challenge, as many as possible in that room. PowerPoint isn’t a barrier to doing this. If we exploit it correctly, it breaks down the barriers. We shouldn’t blame the technology for deficiencies that are wholly human."
Philip Moriarty stands up for the much-maligned presentation tool
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"Data and information are not inherently boring. The key is to select the appropriate (and accurate) data to support your message. Yet, it also matters how you bring the data alive, giving it context and meaning."
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Let your reader/audience find themselves in your story.
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Jeff Haden, contributing editor at Inc. , says you need to offer readers an experience that they can personally relate with.
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PPT on an Android phone: a review by +Ellen Finkelstein 
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Project SandDance at Microsoft Research aims to use natural language and interfaces to create visual representations of large amounts of data easily. Very cool.
SandDance is a web-based visualization system that uses 3-D hardware acceleration to explore the relationships between hundreds of thousands of items. Arbitrary data tables can be loaded, and results can be filtered using facets and displayed using a variety of layouts.
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Great visual style, important message, easily digested. Watch this.
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Hans Rosling: Upgrading our worldview via data visualization
www.presentationzen.com

Data and information are not inherently boring. The key is to select the appropriate (and accurate) data to support your message. Yet, it al

Office 2016 preview powers up with real-time Word editing, new charts, a...
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New features also include support for hand-written equations and providing information through Bing.

Who Likes Whom in The Middle East? Key players & Notable relationshi...
www.informationisbeautiful.net

A interactive network visualisation of key players & notable relationships in the Middle East region. Continually updated. Awesome looking.

Microsoft Brings Xbox One Kinect to Windows, Announces New SDK | Xbox On...
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Today, Microsoft announced a new $49 adapter kit that will let Windows users connect an Xbox One Kinect to their PCs. The firm also announce

Office Mix now lets PowerPoint users create on the fly
www.pcworld.com

The tool for turning PowerPoints into interactive teaching tools has also added a search engine

The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great In...
www.brainpickings.org

"More isn't always better: no more in information design than in poetry..." Once again this year, I was delighted to serve on the "Brain

6 Presentation Tips for Your Graphic Design Portfolio - HOW Design
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Denise Bosler offers helpful tips for developing and perfecting a winning graphic design portfolio to help you land your ideal job or client

Joanna Stern asks: Do you really need Microsoft Office?
online.wsj.com

Word, Excel and PowerPoint alternatives from Google and Apple have many of the same features, but Microsoft's subscription service comes wit

The YouTube Of Data Visualization Is Here | Co.Design | business + design
www.fastcodesign.com

A new site called Dadaviz aims to make quality visualizations just as social and discoverable on the web as video or music.

John Cleese on the 5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative
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"Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating." Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what

Book Written Entirely In PowerPoint Aims To Reinvent How Businesses Comm...
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Reading business documents and attending presentations might actually be fun with Slidedocs, Nancy Duarte's new concept for communicating id

Why Getty Going Free Is Such a Big Deal, Explained in Getty Images
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The company just made tens of millions of its photos free for noncommercial use.

Presentation Zen: Coping with Presentation Anxiety & "Stage Fri...
www.presentationzen.com

Earlier this month, Hollywood director Michael Bay walked on stage at CES in Las Vegas to say a few words about his work and to praise the n

The Amazing Classic Cars in These Vintage Shots Aren't What You Think | ...
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They're scenes pulled straight out of a 1950s traveling brochure. Classic cars, trucks, buses, and trains set in period-specific backdrops o

Top Design Resources for Non-Designers
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So you aren't a professional designer but still want to create beautiful presentations -- don't worry, that's the majority of us. Without ha

That's Not How You Use It: Keeping Your Laptop Battery Plugged In | Gadg...
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Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the Internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if

Rorschach
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The two men sat across a table from each other, an incandescent bulb above, in an otherwise unlit room. The younger man tapped the edge of a

Present Slides, Distribute Documents
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In a recent post, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner shared that his company has made meetings more productive by eliminating presentations. He’s not