Another Great and FREE Resource by Duarte Design

In late 2013, Nancy Duarte, fairy godmother of presentation development and design, released a free HTML 5 version of her landmark text, Resonate. I instantly fell in love with this version of her book, which took the print version to a new level of interaction and connectivity. This entirely free version of the book contains behind the scenes tidbits, interactive exercises, videos, and guides to important concepts like Duarte’s Sparkline. This week, Duarte Design released Slidedocs: Spread Ideas with Effective Visual Documents, a free guide to creating what Duarte believes to be a necessary common ground between the density of long-form reports and a live, immersive, cinematic presentation of information. What do you do when you want your audience to preview data and information before a big presentation? What about after a presentation when someone asks for your presentation? What about when you aren’t able to conduct a live presentation at all? The only answer is no longer a lengthy, text-heavy report. Instead, Duarte takes the concept of a “slideument” (coined by Garr Reynolds in Presentation Zen) and actually turns it into a positive–the beautiful blend of text, image, layout, and thorough content development, the “slidedoc.” Check out the interactive and again FREE guide to creating slidedocs below or visit duarte.com/slidedocs. This guide will come in handy as we rework the PCP course. I’ve already seen how presenting information via text-only in proposing the class to others has led to confusion instead of clarification. Thinking of the instruction sheets and other course information we provide to students as slidedocs will help us ensure students not only study their course materials carefully but are engaged and interested while doing so!

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4 thoughts on “Another Great and FREE Resource by Duarte Design

  1. Alex Rister says:

    Reblogged this on Creating Communication and commented:
    Check out Chiara Ojeda’s take on yet another amazing resource from Nancy Duarte…

  2. Thanks so much for the shout out and the kind words! Glad you’re enjoying the book. (And I love my new title of fairy godmother! 🙂

    • I am using this new offering as inspiration for my course re-design; I love the idea of breaking up dense information in a way that still reinforces great design. Between your excellent books (gawd, I love that HTML5 Resonate!!) and wonderful online insights, our students have had the amazing privilege of learning from the best. Keep up the awesomeness and thank you, Nancy!

  3. […] in April, I plan on creating my first “slidedoc” using Nancy Duarte’s new infoproduct, Slidedocs. I created a course structure document to inform others of the changes PCP is undergoing. However, […]

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