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Leisa Reichelt of Disambiguity came up with a really cool way to mash up PowerPoint slides with sticky notes, in the form of her presentation for the Information Architecture Summit held in Las Vegas at the end of last month. She put bullet points and diagrams […]

Leisa Reichelt of Disambiguity came up with a really cool way to mash up PowerPoint slides with sticky notes, in the form of her presentation for the Information Architecture Summit held in Las Vegas at the end of last month. She put bullet points and diagrams on individual post-its then arranged and photographed them for each slide. The result is much more human than the flat boxes and computerized typefaces of PowerPoint. I bet it’s more fun to create a presentation that way too, because you get the physical pleasure of writing the notes and shifting them around.

post-it note presentation slide

Leisa shared her slide show on SlideShare so you can view the whole thing. Careful! You may develop a sticky note fetish after watching it.

  1. Very clever, it really gets the job done.

    Plus, the post-its are in line with her blogs logo too. Knowing that makes this presentation even better.

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  2. this is just a brilliant idea. awesome in its simplicity. one that even steve jobs could use.

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  4. Oh wow…
    That’s brilliant!
    I want to a Powerpoint presentation now just so I could use that!
    Brilliant!

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  5. I agree, if by “brilliant” you mean “stupid.” That’s a photographic slide show, not PowerPoint.

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  9. hey Anne – thanks for this!

    I’m glad people like the sticky note approach! It came about because I was using sticky notes to plan my talk, and then the next most logical thing seemed to be to photograph my notes. (Particularly because when I try to do a proper powerpoint presentation it never looks all that great). I work with stickies *a lot* in my line of work, so it seemed fairly natural to me.

    the only downside that I’ve come across so far is – no spell check!

    @ Dec – there are rules about what is and isn’t powerpoint?! who knew.
    I thought if you made it using powerpoint it was powerpoint! :)

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  10. Rosalyn Ferrell Saturday, April 21, 2007

    I am here dreading making my firs powerpoint presntation for class. Your presentation made me smile. Thank you,

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