[Faccus] IST Professional Development Seminar

Robert J H Hicks bjhicks at connect.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Nov 19 16:05:40 EST 2008


Topic:     Words, Charts, Tables, and Graphs: Style over Substance?
Date:      Friday November 21
Time:      9:00 am - 9:45 am
Room:      MC 2009
Speaker:   Alan Kirker, ITMS



Alan will present an overview of a seminar he attended recently about information design. He'll look at why special attention needs to be paid to presentation in these information-saturated times, in mediums ranging from slideshows to webpages and user interfaces. Examples will include how, for instance, PowerPoint was an accessory to the 2003 Space Shuttle disaster.


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