W07: Midterm Progress Presentation, Report, and Mockup (Summer 2012)
Midterm Progress Presentation
Each team delivers an approximately 10 minute oral presentation to the entire class at mid-term using a slide presentation (e.g. PowerPoint).
1. At the outset make it clear what your design project is and why you are doing it. State the obvious.
2. Remember who your audience is: students that are your technical peers but have not been following your project from week to week. Again, state the obvious.
3. Summarize your work to this point. Concentrate on the highlights and give representative examples since you cannot (and should not) cover every detail.
4. Only one or two individuals should present.
5. Use your mockup to explain how the design is intended to function.
6. Dress as you would like to be perceived.
All class members are required to attend all presentations and submit comments after each presentation.
A mockup is required as a presentation prop to explain how the proposed design works. The mockup is not a prototype and thus is not expected to actually function as intended (it may however). The emphasis is on communication so mockups made from wood, cardboard, plastic, and et cetera are appropriate. Instead of an actuator they may be operable by hand to show functioning and may be scaled (up or down) from the intended design.
Midterm Progress Report