Improving Powerpoint Presentations


Powerpoint has become one of the most well known computer programs of all time. There are, literally, hundreds of millions of users. The program permeates business and academic life. Many meetings are built around such presentations.It has become a national obsession and, at the same time, a national debate.

There is now the contention, championed by Edward Tufte, an expert in graphic design, that not only is Powerpoint awful, but it can be dangerous. Many Powerpoint presentations are dull, are thin on informational content, and, indeed, have become a substitute for thoughtful analyses.

The purpose of this workshop is to look at the process for creating a quality Powerpoint Presentation while avoiding all of the design flaws that are common in the design process.

For more information, please e-mail John Frelinger or MaryAnne Courtney.





Portrait of John Frelinger, Ph. D.
John Frelinger
Professor of
Microbiology & Immunology

Portrait of Maryanne Courtney, Ph. D.
Maryanne Courtney
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology