Prezis often look like mind maps that Mr. Magoo
would draw under a microscope. Unlike headers in print, the size of the
typeface does not give the user a clue about information hierarchy. No
indents are there to tell us where a new line of argument may begin, no
grid is there to guide our uptake. Most of the time we don’t even have a
clue about how far we have progressed in absorbing the content. This
isn’t just bad architecture. I’d say that in the worst examples there is
no structure at all. It’s Labyrinth of powerpoint slides.
So, here are some questions on my mind.
What do others in this community think of this critique? (The whole critique, not just that quote.)
Are there prezis that hit closer to the mark (or provide alternative viewpoints) on designing information for an infinite canvas like this?
Is the Magoo fun-factor a trump card for visual hierarchy?