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Best Practices for Presentation Design

Benefits of applying best practices to your presentation design:

Presentation Considerations


If your audience will include individuals with visual disabilities, see the last reference linked below for tips on how to address disability issues in PowerPoint.

Color Schemes

Color can add a certain atmosphere to your presentation or highlight important points. Your subject matter may lend itself naturally to a color or two. You should also make color selections based on readability and the location of your presentation.



WPI provides official logos & PowerPoint templates you may wish to use. Download the templates.


Morton, J.L. (2005). Color theory. Retrieved June 7, 2005, from the Color Matters Web site.

NCTE/IRA. (2004). PowerPoint design tips. Retrieved June 7, 2005.

Shaw, G. R. (2000). The incredible, accessible presentation. Retrieved June 7, 2005.

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