Technique 15

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Creative Concepts – Make a Presentation


This topic intends emphasizes the importance of creativity and aesthetics in the presentation of qualitative data to an audience. In particular, this topic introduces seven varieties of diagrams commonly used in PowerPoint-styled presentations.

This topic is related to “21st Century Skills” listed on this site as Technique 13. Creativity is one of the “4Cs” of 21st Century Skills.


Each diagram type introduced in this topic enhance communication of qualitative data presented to an audience.The seven types of diagrams presented in this topic are:

  1. List
  2. Process
  3. Cycle
  4. Hierarchy
  5. Pyramid
  6. Relationship
  7. Matrix

Material for Instructing this topic

Supplemental Material

2:39 Add SmartArt Diagrams to Your Presentations

3:01 Nancy Duarte: How to Create Better Visual Presentations

1:25 How to Create an Awesome Slide Presentation (for Keynote or Powerpoint)