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Edward R. Tufte’s “The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint” Presented in the Form of a PowerPoint Presentation


Cognitive Style

Low Resolution

Dilutes Thought

[Interlude: analysis of Columbia disaster PowerPoint]

Deeply Hierarchical


Why? (cont’d)

What else?

PowerPoint in schools

[Interlude: performance of the Gettysburg PowerPoint]

[Interlude: what if we presented cancer survival rates in PowerPoint?]


World Domination


What to do?

Improving Presentations

Final Thoughts - Ed.

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