Designers Spruce Up The Government's Crappy PowerPoint

Our government wins in espionage, but not in PowerPoint. Luckily for the NSA, there's the Internet.

Emiland's Redesign

Introducing PRISM.Slide 11

After news broke of PRISM, the government's secret surveillance program, everyone recoiled in horror: first, at the confirmation of our worst fears that our government spies on us, and then at the utterly childish slideshow presentation the NSA used to explain the program to employees. Government officials might have some of the most sophisticated espionage technology around, but when it comes to design, they apparently haven't advanced beyond PowerPoint 2000. Case in point:

NSA's Version

PRISM Collection DetailsNSA, via the Washington Post

NSA's Version

PRISM Collection DatesNSA, via the Washington Post

Luckily, a few designers have taken to the internet to offer a corrective. Take a look at these redesigns of the NSA's slideshow--simple, clear, and visually appealing:

Emiland's Redesign

Collection SourcesSlide 15

Emiland's Redesign

Collection DatesSlide 22

And some examples of another designer's attempt:

Victoria Nece's Redesign

Title PageSlide 1

Victoria Nece's Redesign

Collection DatesSlide 6

Good work, designers! If only they could redesign the government, too.