“Presentation 2.0: automatic visualization of correlated information” by Shintaro and Sugawara

  • ©Takemura Shintaro and Wataru Sugawara

  • ©Takemura Shintaro and Wataru Sugawara




    Presentation 2.0: automatic visualization of correlated information



    Microsoft PowerPoint is the world’s most popular tool for presenting information and therefore controversial. In paticular, Edward Tufte claimed that PowerPoint forces people to mutilate data beyond comprehension [Tufte-2003]. For example, the low resolution of a PowerPoint slide means that it usually contains only about 40 words, or barely eight seconds of reading. PowerPoint also encourages users to rely on bulleted lists, a ”faux analytical” technique, Tufte concluded, that dodges the speaker’s responsibility to tie his or her information together.  


    1. {Tufte-2001} Edward R. Tufte, The Visual Display of quantitative Information. 2nd edition. Graphics Press, 2001.]]
    2. {Tufte-2003} Edward R. Tufte, The Cognitive Style of Power-Point, Cheshire, Connecticut: Graphics Press LLC, 2003.]]

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