9A: Final Project Presentation

Assignment: Final Project Presentation

On the last day of class (Thursday 3/9) each group will give a Pecha Kucha style presentation on their completed and published project.  The rules of such a presentation are below, with credits for the format going to Ryan Cordell, via Jim Spickard.

Here is an example slideshow I produced last year to illustrate the format:

Sample Pecha Kucha Presentation

A Pecha Kucha 1/1/5 Presentation

In this presentation, you will have exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds to present your material: 20 slides that auto-advance every 20 seconds. These presentations will follow the Pecha Kucha presentation format. Here are the rules:

  • You will have exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
  • Your presentation will use PowerPoint (or Keynote or Google Presentations), but you’ll be restricted to 20 slides. No more, no less. Period.
  • Each slide must be set to auto-advance after 20 seconds. No clickers, no exceptions.
  • Your presentation must also follow the 1/1/5 rule. You must have at least one image per slide, you can use each exact image only once, and you should add no more than five words per slide.
  • You may trade off between your members however you see fit, but the presentation should be rehearsed and polished.

You should not attempt tell us everything that you might say in a written paper nor explain every nuance of your argument. That level of detail should be on the project website itself.

Instead, you should be looking to give us an overview of the project and highlighting its particular strengths. When designing the presentation, think SHORT, INFORMAL, and CREATIVE. Perhaps surprisingly, the Pecha Kucha form’s restriction (paradoxically) promotes this creativity.

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