Two weeks ago a good friend gave a presentation on the status of this research in applied math, and obviously he used LaTeX's s Beamer package. His use of Beamer is rather decent but I think it can be pushed a nudge further. Here is how.
The fundamental problem of Beamer is that it forces the user to use templates.
- A "progress bar" on the top right.
- The affiliation's logo on the bottom left.
- A date, the name of of speaker, the name of the presentation and the slide name on the bottom.
The message of this slide is clear. This is my favorite slide. My friend says I'm a minimalist, but in fact it I'm not. I like atomic slides: One slide, one idea. This slide is an example of an atomic slide. If you take all that slide-junk away, you are left with this.
As much as I think Beamer is a really bad tool, I understand that people use it to display their math in a high quality way. The problem is the way people use it. And one of those problems is that poeple create none atom slides. Here is what I mean.
The second and third are the results. Judging for the placement of the table and the graph, they seem to be the focus. Only this part has a lot of noise. First, all the graph needs is an axis, not a box. This is chat-junk. Second, the text on the chat isn't readable for the audience. Make it readable, otherwise drop them.
I praise the author for the slick table. That's minimalism! There is however one thing that can be improve. Your audience doesn't need all of those significant digit. In this case, one will do it. My version. I removed all but one additional line in the chat. This serves as a reference point of the residuum.