For this assignment, I was tasked with creating a brief Haiku Deck presentation with accompanying speaker notes. Several people in my current academic department use Haiku Deck (the iPad app), but I have never used it. My go to presentation apps include Google Slides, Prezi, and Adobe Page. What I enjoyed most about using this app was its simplicity. Often with applications like PowerPoint, I feel a bit overwhelmed by the amount of features it provides that I become frustrated. The simplification and limitations within an app like Haiku Deck are what make it a powerful tool. Analogous to this, Adobe Video, formerly Voice, is similar in that it provides an easy to use interface to create simple but powerful stories. The same contiguity principles that apply to Adobe Video, apply to how I approached Haiku Deck. My goal was to combine one-word slides with images that matched the Google Doc content.

Analogous to this, Adobe Video, formerly Voice, is similar in that it provides an easy to use interface to create simple but powerful stories. The same contiguity principles that apply to Adobe Video, apply to how I approached Haiku Deck. My goal was to combine one-word slides with images that matched the Google Doc content. Minimalism is what comes to mind, and a less is more attitude works with Haiku Deck. Haiku Deck uses Creative Commons image licenses making it easier to complete tasks without venturing outside of the application. Altogether a good presentation application and something worth piloting with my students. Here’s the presentation:

Haiku Deck: Google Docs