The Cognitive style of PowerPoint by Edward Tufte. Żaklina Sochacka. 2/20 cognitive adjective formal related to the process of knowing, understanding, and. Edward R. Tufte. The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within. Следующий Слайд. [NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE). ANFAli FulhL HET. FOR RE-. Trevor Murphy, Research based methods for using powerpoint, animation, and video for instruction, Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM SIGUCCS fall.

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The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within

I agree with his assessment that powerpoint is the wrong tool for conveying technical analysis. Tufte Graphics Press- Computers – 27 pages 7 Reviews https: Want to Read saving….

Jun 17, Dana Robinson rated it it edwxrd amazing. Early in the In corporate and government bureaucracies, the standard method for making a presentation is to talk about a list of points organized onto slides projected up on the wall.

Some of the material, as mentioned, is good, but a lot of it is weak. That’s what this felt like. Having some familiarity with my son, and now having some familiarity with the inherent limitations of PP, I realize that it was not entirely my son’s fault that his presentation taught me something vaguely about potatoes.

I am tired of sentence fragments and”stories” told in PP. Graphics Press- Computers – 27 pages. He has very sound arguments for why most corporate presentations are really content-less and annoying, but I’m less certain that PowerPoint itself is really to blame for people putting irritating graphics and themes into their presentations.


I felt like I was being yelled at and being told I was wrong, regardless of what I thought of PowerPoints, and that his way is the only way. Sep 29, Ben Appleby rated it did not like it.

Of course powerpoint has its place and some times people use it inappropriately or out of place, but people’s poor use syyle it does not define the benefits of the software. Dec 28, Kimberly rated it really liked it Shelves: This gave me plenty of opportunity to cognitivw just what a lame-assed piece of garbage PowerPoint was, to consider its various deficiencies and to despair at its insidious ubiquity throughout corporate America.

In corporate and government bureaucracies, the edqard method for making a presentation is to talk about a list of points organized onto slides projected up on the wall. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As of today it’s about USD 7.

I was never called upon to present one myself. Except that thinking is rarely this hierarchical as he says, this stuff is Medieval in its structures — a place for everything and everything in its place.

Presentations are Corrupting per Edward Tufte’s “The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint”

Jul 17, Chris Hanson rated it liked it. Tufte’s suggestion is to eschew PowerPoint in favor of handouts, which indeed can convey much more information more compactly.

The guy in question was certainly a bastard. Can I get away with an informative handout?

And yet – although it does seem clear that PowerPoint is not suited to conveying deep technical data and analysis with appropriate nuance and caveats, it’s also NOT well suited for the complete sentences that he loves.


But I hate edwzrd art This will change the way you present. Tufte describes this work as an essay rather than a book, but the slim volume contains a wealth of insight. Tufte argues that presentations developed using Powerpoint are more likely to suffer the following deficiencies: I absolutely agree about bullet points and think stylle who uses them should have real bullets fired at them.

Well, it’s 7th grade, what do I expect? Oct 27, Kathrina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Trivia About The Cognitive Sty This guy just has an ax to grind with PowerPoint and decided to take it out in booklet format.

Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar Presentations are one of the most frequently used methods of communication in the modern workplace. A standard slide might have a title one level of hierarchya series of dot points a second level of hierarchy and then some sub-dot points a third level. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

My view is that software packages are a tool and should used as such.

Even more ironic, my presentation topic is “Literacy and Pedagogy”.