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PowerPoint versus Super Big Pannable Image

One of the most vital tasks I participate in is consensus building on various elements of an application.  It might be workflow related, look and feel of a view, etc.

My first boss was a sales person where I had the pleasure of being his demo boy.  He presented while I bounced between PowerPoint and the application.  (In fact, I believe this is where I learned alt-tab. J)  I also participated in building the PowerPoint slides.  The point here is that I learned PowerPoint early and it has been my primary means of customer facing consensus building for the past 15 years.

Last year, ProModel added Keith Knudsen to the staff.  Keith is a very talented User Experience Designer. Keith brings a very different background that I continue to learn from.   Recently he was leading a meeting where we were discussing a pretty complicated line of business workflow.  Instead of a PowerPoint, Keith created a very large image where he could pan around the image and tell a non-linear story.  It was basically a large flow diagram with mocked up screenshots and arrows going everywhere. Continue reading

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