Thursday, November 10, 2016

Slide Designs, Pecha Kucha and Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

Students in CM410 have been researching Virtual Reality and how this emerging technology is shaping communications across such diverse fields as Psychotherapy, Sports Training, Travel Industry, and Entertainment. They will present their findings at the December Student Symposium  - but in a special presentation format: Pecha Kucha! (**Before the November 22 class, students will post their planning sheet or notes, and a working bibliography or works cited page for their resources.)

This format allows a student to accompany their talk by displaying 20 slides for 20 seconds each, thereby combining concise, clear and compelling writing and speech with rhetorically intentional visual composition. Students will find a wealth of material to work through our Knowing, Making, Doing process on our class website: Limestone Digital!

Rather than using the standard "templates" in PowerPoint, students will start from a blank slate to create their own slide designs. Students will explore these sites for ideas on slide design:
  1. SlideShare
  2. Canva
  3. Adobe Spark
Students will GO BIG on visuals, but may incorporate a few different slide designs in their presentations for variety or emphasis, as illustrated in this presentation:

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