The simpler, the better – design of analytical reports and presentations in MS PowerPoint

Templates for documents and presentations are prepared for most new projects, in which production of substantial number of outputs is expected. This ensures (to certain extent) unified look of reports, analyses end other documents. If a template is not available, users in and outside of webstudio have been educated to follow relatively simple rules to create a nice and readable output, which can be summarized to “the simpler, the better” and “less is more”. This includes fonts, selection of colours used in headings and graphs, alignment of objects on a page/slide. If there are more analysts or authors involved, they are highly recommended to agree on this before they start working.

Internal courses and lectures within the institute

Presentation, template, design

Starting with an empty slide, human creativity in graphic design often leads to undesired outputs, which lack basic level of quality and readability. There are two principal ways to overcome this: preparation of templates by graphic design professionals or following several simple rules in layout and design.

Good coordination

concret: specific best practice (e.g. use microservice)

Application domain:
Data science (analysis & visualisation)

Main phase:
Data Science: Modeling/Training/Evaluation

Related literature:

In which projects do/did you use this practice?
H2030, COVID-19 Infodemic (book)

Project Manager

6–10 years of experiences
Masaryk University

1. How do ​you rate the potential benefit for your projects? 5
2. How often are you using that practice? 5
3. What is the effort to introduce the practice in your project upfront? 4
4. What is the effort to apply the best practice in your project daily basis? 5

Questions 1, 3 and 4 (1 = Low, 5 = High)
Question 2 (1 = Never, 5 = Always)

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