From Presen­ta­tion Zen: A funda­mental design and life lesson from the Zen arts is to never use more when less will do. This goes for the use of color as well. The problem with most slide presen­ta­tions is not that visuals contain too few colors, it’s that they contain too many. A common prac­tice is to use several different vivid hues (colors) in presen­ta­tion slides when even a single hue in various shades or tints would have been more effec­tive. The ancient art of Japanese brush painting called Sumi-e (墨絵) provides a powerful lesson concerning the use of color, commu­ni­ca­tion, and restraints. · Go to Sumi-e, color, and the art of less →