Questions about designing websites, courses, exams, or other academic materials

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Is there added value in having your own presentation layout and using it consistently?

From the perspective of a Ph.D. student, how much of an added value is it to have your own presentation slides layout, that is used consistently throughout your Ph.D. conference presentations and ...
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Why shouldn't I take a risk to make my thesis have better design?

I am making a final dissertation for my graduation. I want it to have a better design than the boring traditional. When I read this and this, I think that the downside is because it makes the thesis ...
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Design of “Members Page” for Academic Lab Website?

I am a Computational Biologist as part of an academic lab group working on the Immunogenomics of disease vectors (which may be relevant to the following). I am designing part of a web-page that ...
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How to design an open book exam?

I am a visiting faculty, professor in B-schools. How does one go about in designing or compiling an open book exam, ensuring that it's not tough and neither too easy. At the same time someone who has ...
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What is the typical payment arrangement for course design?

Occasionally, my university gives me outside work to design courses for other teachers or graduate students. This includes course books and other complete materials so that teachers using them have ...
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Is use of unconventional design elements or layout something frowned upon in academic context?

I quite enjoy paying attention to how I design my documents and presentations. I usually spend hours thinking over and designing my slides for a workshop or presentation, so that they are ...