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Presentation Zen Design: Simple Design Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations, Second Edition by Garr Reynolds

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1. Design Matters

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Presentation and design lessons are all around us, even in something as seemingly unrelated as a beautifully prepared traditional Japanese meal. A few years ago on a late fall afternoon, a friend and I were walking along Tetsugaku no Michi (Philosopher’s Road) in the city of Kyoto. After our walk, we stopped in a local restaurant for a traditional meal. Japanese-style meals are called washoku. The kanji characters for washoku (Image) literally represent “harmony” and “food,” and harmony is indeed a key principle embodied in Japanese ...

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