Overcoming the Problem
I designed a custom design framework based on Material Design to aid user familiarity, as it was set to become a complex presentation management system, often managed by the end client. With the development team I worked to build a component library, which although took some time to get right, meant that any new features were quick and easy to build.
Glisser was not going to become a slide creation tool, therefore for content creation we had to work with Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple KeyNote (amongst others). Presenters would be responsible for uploading their slide decks into Glisser, and adding interactive elements, polls, and slides to their presentations, so I looked into PowerPoint and KeyNote to understand and in some way even mimic the user interface and behaviours that presenters were already used to. Interactive presentations being a relatively new concept it was important to make the transition from presentation to interactive presentation as smooth as possible.