Final Presentation — October 23 in the IxD Studio
You will have five minutes to present. This time will be strictly enforced.
While alternative methods to presentation are encouraged, the goals remain the same:
- show facility with the models presented and exercised in the course
- show the value of applying them to design and/or user interaction-
- give a well-reasoned critique of an existing system based on the models, especially 1 model in particular.
The biggest mistake you can make is not to practice first yourself, with a timer, and then again in front of an audience of at least 1 other person. Please read this paragraph once again. Then, once more.
Please plan your presentation carefully. Don't try to explain every detail of your work; the place to address the details is in your final essay.
Instead, your presentation should provide the core of your critique in cybernetic terms (vocabulary, models, relationships).
Keep in mind this is a systems project, not a visual design project or demonstration of slide-preparation skills; hence your grade will not be enhanced by polishing the slideshow. However, your grade will be affected by clarity of your models and your presentation narrative.
Within the constraint of the 5- minute limit, you might want to answer these questions in the course of your presentation (not necessarily in this order, or even serially):
- What system are you focussing on? Why is it interesting to you?
- Who are the users you've identified? and what are their goals?
- What are the systems strengths / weaknesses?
- What are the consequences of not improving the system
- What is your proposed solution?
- What are the 2 or 3 key models of the system?
If you find yourself with more than 10 or 12 slides, you probably should consider editing, unless you will run the slides on a timer. Now, what is the biggest mistake you can make in this project?