By the looks of things, Microsoft is in a design-y mood and is focusing on updating the look of lots of their product line. Erin Woo, Microsoft’s current Product Designer, also announced brand new file icons for Outlook on her Twitter account this month.
As someone who works heavily in the MS Office suite, particularly in PowerPoint, this of course has me in a refresh mood myself so I thought I would share some brand evolution we’ve had in our online training decks over the years here at IconLogic--including a brand new design I was just inspired to conjure up today!
Shown above, the original PowerPoint slide used the late 1990s. The instructor "designed" the slide using typical bullets and sub-bullets.
Shown below are design evolutions over the years culminating in the use of iconography.
What are you refreshing in your brand? Share it with me and we’ll feature it in an upcoming newsletter!
We've added a new PowerPoint class to our catalog: PowerPoint for eLearning 301: Bring Your Project to Class. Bring your existing presentation to this open-forum style live, online workshop where AJ Walther, our Chief Creative Officer, will help get you moving toward a fresh and modern design for your presentation.
AJ Walther,COTP, is IconLogic's Chief Creative Officer (CCO), a seasoned online trainer, eLearning graphic designer, and author of both "PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials" and "PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." AJ made her own interdisciplinary studies major, focusing on writing and art. Her combined expertise in PowerPoint, graphic design, and writing allows her to bring a unique skillset to the eLearning community.