P03: Presenting

Description

Having just submitted the layout project, you will now be working with your team to present on your layout project in your lab time on Jun 21. You will have three minutes to present.

Due

Before your lab time on Jun 21.

Worth

5% of your final grade.

Instructions

In your Jun 14 labs we will give you an introduction to the project as well as some time to work on it. We are expecting your presentation to illustrate your process and how it lead to your final design. As part of the presentation we should also get a clear sense of the rationale for your design decisions, which should be presented using clear and concise design language.

We recommend the following structure:

  1. Describe — Introduce your project briefly.
  2. Analyze — Breakdown how you created the project by outlining important steps. For example: What thinking or design problem(s) did you face along the way? How did you attempt to solve this/these problem(s)?
  3. Evaluate — Reflect on the project result critically. For example: How did your solution(s) to the problem(s) turn out? What would you do differently? What did you learn about the design process?

We also recommend the following steps to help you in developing your presentation:

  1. Outline what is needed in the presentation.
  2. Ideate on how best to present your work. Consider:
  3. Organize your ideas into slides. Consider:
  4. Sketch out your slides.
  5. Build your slides in InDesign or Illustrator. Note:
  6. Export a PDF of your presentation.
  7. Rehearse (repeatedly).

Please note the following rules:

  1. No more than 10 slides permitted.
  2. Everyone on your team must speak during the presentation.
  3. Presentations must be submitted and presented from PDFs (no Prezi or Powerpoint).
  4. Slides must be build at 1280 (wide) x 720 (tall) pixels.
  5. The presentation must be in grayscale.

Final Delivery

The final deliverable of one presentation PDF is due to Canvas before your Jun 21 lab. It is also required that you bring a copy of your presentation to the labs.

Grading Rubric

Your project will be graded on the following criteria:

Punctuality

Grading Focus: Were the three minutes used effectively? (1 point)

A: Finished between 2:45-3:15 minutes.
B: Finished between 2:30-2:45 or 3:15-3:30 minutes.
C: Finished between 2:15-2:30 or 3:30-3:45 minutes.
D/F: Finished between 2:15 or after 3:45 minutes.

Show and Tell

Grading Focus: Was the use of imagery and explanation effective? (1 point)

A: Oral and visual presentations are clearly connected, with the oral presentation effectively expanding on the visuals being used.
B: Oral and visual presentations are connected, with the oral presentation occassionally not effectively expanding on the visuals being used.
C: Oral and visual presentations did not quite connect, with the oral presentation frequently not expanding on the visuals being used.
D/F: Little to no connection between the oral and visual presentations.

Effectiveness

Grading Focus: Effectiveness of analysis — identification of problem(s) — and evaluation — of the solution(s) to the problem(s). (1 point)

A: Analysis and evaluation were clearly and concisely presented using design terminology appropriately.
B: Analysis and evaluation had some minor concerns in the clarity and conciseness of their explanation, or, the use of design terminology was sometimes inappropriate.
C: Analysis and evaluation had major concerns in clarity and conciseness of their application, and the use of design terminology was sometimes inappropriate.
D/F: Analysis and evaluation were unclear and not concise, and design terminology use is frequently inappropriate.

No 'I' in Team

Grading Focus: Are all team members equally represented and respectful? (1 point)

A: All team members spoke equally and respectfully (no I's or interruptions) during the presentation, and no other teams were interrupted.
B: One or two concerns with speaking equally and respectfully during the presentation, and no other teams were interrupted.
C: Lots of concerns with speaking equally and respectfully during the presentation, or another team was interrupted/ignored (i.e. laptop/phone use) once during their presentation.
D/F: Lots of concerns with speaking equally and respectfully during the presentation, or another team was interrupted/ignored (i.e. laptop/phone use) more than once during their presentation.

Designing for Projection

Grading Focus: Effective design for projection, considering items such as scale, type, contrast, hierarchy, composition, etc. (1 point)

A: Presentation slides are exceptionally well designed for projection and consider the content well in their composition.
B: There are some minor concerns with slide design for projection — i.e. in scale, type, contrast, hierarchy, composition, etc — making some of the content unclear.
C: There are some major concerns with slide design for projection — i.e. in scale, type, contrast, hierarchy, composition, etc — making it difficult to interpret some of the slide content.
D/F: The presentation slides show little to no consideration of design for projection — i.e. in scale, type, contrast, hierarchy, composition, etc — making it impossible to interpret some content.