This is a useful list of design myths. Here are a few relevant for presentation design (I adjusted the wording a bit here and there):

  • Myth #34: Simple = minimal

  • Myth #28: White space is wasted space

  • Myth #19: You don't need the presentation content to design a presentation template

  • Myth #14: You are like your audience

  • Myth #13: Icons enhance slide clarity

  • Myth #10: If your design is good, small details don't matter

  • Myth #8: Stock photos improve the audience's understanding

  • Myth #7: Graphics will make a slide element more visible

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