Visual Communication: Presentation & Graphics Tools

This guide provides links to resources and tools for creating visual materials to communicate a message and present information/data visually.

Visual Presentations

Adobe Spark: Free, online graphics and presentation software with templates, embedded fonts, and Creative Commons image search. Entirely web-based, so does not create an export file! Use it to produce visually based:

  • Social media posts
  • Scrollable web stories
  • Animated image videos

Canva: Free graphics-, visualization-, document- and presentation-creation software with embedded fonts, images/illustrations, and a large number of templates. Novel tools include:

  • Font Combination suggestions
  • Color palette generator
  • Photo editor
  • Graph/Diagram creator

Prezi: Free presentation software alternative to PowerPoint and Keynote. Ideal for offering a 3D/vector-based quality.

  • Pre-designed templates, layouts, diagrams, and symbols are now available for quick visual presentations.
  • Create an Enjoy.EDU account for more storage space and options for privacy.
  • Check out the Prezi Guide for training tools and more!

Behance: Online portfolios to showcase and discover creative works.

Presentation Best Practices

Pecha Kucha: The Japanese Art of Concise Presentations

Smart Media: U of WI @ Madison's Design Lab. (And check out their Sample Presentations)

  • Video/Multimedia
  • Presentation
  • e-Writing
  • Imagery
  • Audio

Guides for Related Topics

A Prezi about Prezi

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