Final Presentation INST 776 - HCIM Capstone
Final presentations will be open to the public and will be made before a panel of three judges. The presentation is worth 20% of the total grade. For further grade breakdown see below.
Slides must be submitted to me by email by 12pm on Thursday, April 25. If using Prezi, send me a PDF.
You may use your own laptop to present or you may use mine, but please let me know in advance. PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, and Google Docs formats are all fine. Be aware that non-standard fonts may not render correctly on my laptop.
Presentations will be 15 minutes long with 5 minutes for questions. Practice. I will time presentations and cut them off if they go long.
Below is a suggested outline, though you do not need to follow it exactly. Steps 4-7, for example, may not always apply or may need to be ordered differently.
- Overall problem and motivation
- Brief overview of approach / solution.
- Related work - only the most important that is necessary to know about to understand why your project is cool.
- Design Approach
- Prototype - and possible demo!
- Evaluation Method
- Discussion / Reflection
- Future Work
Grading (Total 20%)
The presentation will be graded based on how well the material is communicated, on the content and quality of the work, and on the presentation style.
- Problem & Motivation, Related Work (3%). Is the problem (and overview of solution) presented in a compelling way? Is it an important problem? Does the coverage of related work convey the contributions being made by this project?
- Method (4%). Methods will vary greatly for each project (e.g., Kidsteam design sessions vs. a lab experiment). Was the method choice justified and appropriate to the problem? Were enough details provided to assess whether it was carried out in a valid manner? Specific details will vary by project but include, for example, number of participants, description of tasks, counterbalancing, overview of interview questions, etc. Were the limitations of the method acknowledged?
- Artifact/Design and/or Findings (5%).
- If presenting an artifact, is the design well-justified? Does the artifact clearly address the research problem?
- If presenting empirical findings, include enough detail on the data to justify the conclusions you will draw from the study.
- Discussion, Future Work (4%). Discussion points and ideas for future work should demonstrate a depth of understanding of the project topic and related work, its impacts, etc, as well as an appreciation for the limitations of this single project.
- Presentation Style (4%). How organized and clear is the talk? Is the speaker prepared? Be aware of your audience and do not read your slides. Make sure you have practiced and do not go over time. Use images liberally and try to keep the text on each slide relatively brief (and in an appropriately large font).