Group Design Concepts Presentation Assignment
Instructions: Organize into groups of 2-3. Then choose a pair of design principles and elements from the list (see OAKS groups). I have the principles and elements paired up in a random fashion. They have no relationships with each other. Pairing them is simply a way to get all of them covered.
After researching and studying them, you will create a compelling presentation to share your findings and designs with the class.
The Presentation: If you use slides, the presentation must not be text-heavy. Since this portion of the course is heavily imbued with graphics, we want to take a departure from the text-heavy slides and display more vibrancy with use of imagery. Therefore, do not use the traditional bullet-point style. They are visually boring and the presenter might make the mistake of reading from the screen. Peruse this article to discover some ways to avoid killing the audience by bullet points.
Here are some additional guidelines and rules for preparing and delivering your presentation:
As for the content, your goal is three-fold: define, show examples, and inspire. Thus,
More on Delivery & Submissions:
Delivery: The time limit is 7 minutes for the presentation and about 5 minutes Q&A. In your quick introduction of team members, include an interesting or fun fact about each person. (Make it blend into your blurb; don’t say “A fun fact about John is…”)
You must moderate the 3-5-minute question and answer period in an interesting way. Some suggestions are: A) ask the audience questions, B) revisit a slide for more explanation C) suggest a question for the exam. Please don't neglect the very important part of moderating a discussion, as it will count into your grade.
Final Submission: Do not submit the slides. Instead, write a 1-2 page summary, including two possible test questions. Your summary can and should contain a few images, but should not be overwhelmingly images. You may submit it in the OAKS group dropbox called "Summary".
About the Grade:
This will count as a regular assignment for each group member.