The Gestalt Principles of Design
Your first response MUST be at least 250 words in length. Your second responses MUST be no fewer than 75 words in length. Make sure you answer all parts of the discussion for full attendance credit.
Take a look at this Gestalt Principles of Design PowerPoint presentation. (Click on the link and download, then open, the PPT presentation.) Look at all the slides in normal view, and then answer these questions:
- What do you notice about them, when you are viewing them in normal view?
- Can you understand what is on each slide when you view it in normal view? Why not?
Now view it as a slide show. Take the time to read the text on the screen. Notice how the jumble in normal view changes once it is in slideshow view. Answer these questions after you’ve viewed the slideshow and read the speaker notes on the slides.
- What is the Gestalt Principle of Design?
- Would this be useful knowledge for you?
- How would you use these concepts in your presentation?
- What changed when you viewed it in normal view (pick one slide and talk about it.)
- How would you (if you would) change the design of this presentation? Why?
- Find and link a website that teaches more about Gestalt Principle of Design. Why is this site useful for presentations?
The second part of the discussion is mostly a reminder–make sure you create your presentation with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. A presentation is just like a paper–it needs to make sense to your audience. In your own presentation, how is it structured? What is your introduction? What is in your body? What is your conclusion?
Second Response (2 of them!)
Do you agree with the person you are replying to? Why? How could they word their responses differently, so that the person who created the presentation can take it as constructive feedback? What I mean is this: Imagine the person who created this presentation is reading the responses. If you feel the person was a bit too mean on their answers, suggest a better way to word it. In a workplace, you have to know how to give constructive criticism that is helpful, not hurtful. Have they done this? Check out the link they submitted. Is it helpful? Does it include anything different from the site you linked to? What? One more thing–and I want everyone to answer this question: Think about the presentation and the way it was not colorful, did not use themes, a lot of animations, or transitions. It did not make it easy to read in normal view. Why? Why was it designed this way? Actually think about that a few moments. Think about some of the articles you have read online about good vs. bad presentations.
First response is due by Wednesday, January 29th by 6pm. BEFORE CLASS.
Second response (2 of them) are due by Monday, February 3rd by 6pm. BEFORE CLASS.