At a crossing in the road
Today, Prezi is better, stronger, more user-friendly than we could ever have imagined that it could have been. But where are we really?
“Hundreds of thousands of young, intelligent, enthusiastic people (your typical early adopters), all over the world, are using Prezi. There are literally millions of Prezis out there for people to see and use. And most of them are rubbish. They aren’t visual aids: they’re tools for supervised reading. Little different to the vast majority of PowerPoint slides that we’ve all panned for years.”
That rapid proliferation has been part of the problem. We were all trying to find a way to use the tool, I made mistakes with it; we all did. But in the innovation and adoption stage, that’s what happens. Prezi still might fail to take hold, and with all of that inexpert experimentation we were helping to brand an innocent piece of software as a geek’s presentation trick, and you only have to take a look at Prezi’s website to see that many of the ‘highly recommended’ Prezis, the ones with lots of views and hundreds of ‘likes’ often look good at a glance, but fail when looked at more closely. The same is true, even for the ‘staff picks’. Prezi’s site is clogged up with lots of sincerely meant, fundamentally flawed examples of what Prezi can do.
The good news
The idea of Prezi is still alive, and clinging on with a chance of reaching the mainstream.
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