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Bringing Simplicity to your PowerPoint Presentations | Synapsis Creative - a Presentation Design Agency in Sydney

Stunning presentations aren’t about how many graphics you can shove onto a PowerPoint slide or how fancy your between-slide transitions are. Truly …

Infographics

In praise of PowerPoint – it’s had a bad rap in recent years, but if done well, there’s still nothing to beat it

Summoned to give a presentation last Monday at a conference in Kuala Lumpur on services trade, the organisers gave me a courageous and controversial …

Kuala Lumpur

3 Easy Ways to Cut Text And Upgrade Your Slides

Reading your slides is public enemy #1 when it comes to presenting and your audience hates it more than anything! And if you do it because you want …

Seth Godin

10 reasons why creatives should start working with a pen and paper

Have you thought about the effect technology on your creative work? Maybe you should. Over the years, as agencies connected our desktops to the …

Creativity

100 Best Design Blogs for Inspiration, Tutorials & Tips

If you’re looking for the best design blogs to follow… you’re in the right place.<p>Get your RSS reader warmed up and subscribe to these blogs for daily …

Graphic Design

Designing for Human Attention

Although the design is perceived by our senses (vision, touch, hearing), it is immediately processed by our brain. As designers, we have to …

Usability

Bring Designs To Life With The InVision Power-Up

Designers, developers, and product managers unite and bring prototypes to life with the InVision Power-Up for Trello! Top integration features …

Prototypes

Jeff Johnson: "Designing with the Mind in Mind" | Talks at Google

Free Design

24 of the Best PowerPoint Presentation Examples Every Marketer Should See

Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience?<p>Temkin Group reports a correlation between employee engagement and success in customer experience. In its 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the firm showed that companies that excel at …

Customer Experience

An Easy Hack for Finding the Free Stock Photos You Need

Did you know you can use those expensive stock photo sites even if your budget is totally busted? Many designers and developers are limited by small …

SEO

Fontjoy – Helpful Font Pairing Tools For Designers

<b>Choosing fonts to use in a design project</b> isn’t exactly a cakewalk. If the fonts are too similar to one another, they’ll be hard to distinguish. …

Typography

Is Your Design Toolkit Overflowing Yet?

One of my favorite things about the training and speaking I do is all the great stuff I learn from the audience. There is nothing better than when …

Design

The Complete Guide to Using Stock Photos in Your Marketing

When you hear the term ‘stock photo’, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?<p>My hunch is it’s probably a photo of a group of friends awkwardly …

Marketing

Working Through the 5 Steps of Design Thinking

In the Product Design program at Stanford, seniors have the opportunity to walk through the entire design process, from conception to execution, over the course of six months. Design thinking is an approach to creative problem-solving that uses a framework that begins with building empathy. The …

Free Flat Infographic Elements for PowerPoint

<b>Free Flat Infographic Elements for PowerPoint</b>. The free slides use flat icons, shapes, and 100% vectors in PowerPoint. This flat design PowerPoint …

30 Beautiful Color Gradients For Your Next Design Project

Looking for cool background gradients for your UI? Software and design company Itmeo has created a useful online tool called WebGradients – a free …

Papua New Guinea

Storyframes before wireframes: starting designs in the text editor

Browsing through a well-crafted interface is like reading a great story (or flipping through a great comic book). As designers, why are we not …

UX Design

5 Lifesaving PowerPoint Hacks

I grant you, PowerPoint may not be the obvious choice for a piece of design software. However, (as I have learnt over the last few months) it’s …

Lifehacks

Learning Experience Design: An Overview and 11 of the Best Resources

LXD is a rapidly emerging discipline in the domain of instructional design, and it is already redefining how learning should take place. Read more in …

Think your slides are great? Ask the audience

Picture this: You’re running a meeting. You project a Word document onto the wall and basically lead a read-along session. What would everyone …

Mockup Your Designs The Smart Way

Not too often do I recommend a design tool to my audience, but this amazing mockup design app blew me away, and I JUST had to share it with</i> …

Mockups

Production explained in one simple GIF. https://t.co/jjLvVdjYgu

157 Tips on Improving eLearning Design

This eBook, 157 Tips on Improving eLearning Design, is a collection of different perspectives on improving eLearning design from members of The …

Learning

The Ultimate Color Combinations Cheat Sheet

Finding a correct color combination is one of the most important steps in designing a stylish and holistic look. This is why we’re offering you this …

21 Amazing Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos

Photography has always been an integral part of design. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing crappy stock images of people in suits …

UX Myths

UX Myths collects the most frequent user experience misconceptions and explains why they don't hold true. And you don't have to take our word for it, …