5 Japanese Aesthetic Ideas (Applied to Presentation Design)

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Japanese artistic tradition has endured for centuries and is built around certain central principles. Learn these key aesthetic ideas and work them in to your own presentations to achieve a more harmonious and memorable design. Read a more in depth post here: https://medium.com/p/17bc257bb45 Reach out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/slide_guy Send me an email: https://twitter.com/slide_guy

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  • 5 5 Japanese Aesthetic Ideas (Applied to Presentation Design)
  • 1. Shibui
  • 1. Shibui Simple, subtle, unobtrusive beauty is the ultimate goal for any design.
  • 1. Shibui The Macbook Airs sleek sparing design embodies the Shibui aesthetic .
  • Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication -Leonardo DaVinci
  • Shibui Applied to Presentation Design HOW TO BRIDGE THE DISTANCE BETWEEN BUSINESS STRATEGY AND DESIGN Slide by Marty Neumeir Strip away everything except the core concept for a slide that is powerful, elegant, memorable and (above all) simple.
  • 2. Wabi-Sabi
  • 2. Wabi-Sabi Natural beauty is enhanced by a slight degree of asymmetry or imperfection.
  • 2. Wabi Sabi Jeans improve with each wear and imperfection. This is a perfect example of Wabi-Sabi
  • Wabi-Sabi Applied to Presentation Design Without Wabi-Sabi Ads are Brief Just enough to cover whats important. With Wabi-Sabi Ads are Brief Just enough to cover whats important. Slide by @slidecomet Artful imperfection gives a slide an added dimension of character and personality that makes it more visually pleasing and memorable.
  • 3. Iki
  • 3. Iki Attitude or tone that is condent, calm and ironically detached i.e. cool.
  • 3. Iki James Deans air of eortless condence exemplies the notion of Iki
  • Iki Applied to Presentation Design Slide by @mzkagan Slide by @JesseDee Inject your slides with an air of informal detachment. This will make your message more impactful by cutting through the normal pretensions of business communication.
  • 4. Ygen
  • 4. Ygen Use of subtlety and allusion to hint at deeper meaning and invite interpretation.
  • 4. Ygen Alfred Hitchcoks use of artful suspense in Psycho is a wonderful illustration of Ygen
  • Ygen Applied to Presentation Design Infuse your slides with drama by giving your audience room to speculate and ll in the blanks for themselves. Slide by Je Brenman
  • 5. Jo-ha-ky
  • 5. Jo-ha-ky Using tempo and build-up to create tension and excitement that enhances a story.
  • 5. Jo-ha-ky The juxtaposition of climbs and falls in roller coasters embodies a core characteristic of Jo-ha-ky
  • Steve Jobs Jo-ha-ky Master Toy with your audiences expectations and keep them anticipating the big reveal. This is what Jobs did during the original iPhone Keynote.
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