For this blog post, I will be discussing my second Pecha Kucha presentation for this project. While the first presentation I did was to outline the project, where I would state what I was researching and what the eventual design solution was likely to be, this presentation was more like an interim crit we would have had before, where design feedback can be sought.
As before, being an audiovisual presentation meant I paid a lot of attention to designing the slides to be easily understandable as possible to complement and follow on from my words. I was very pleased with the positive comments I received about the design of my presentation last time, so continued in the same style this time.
How did the presentation go?
It went very well like the last one, which is positive. I was less nervous this time about the presentation, which helped. Taking people through the progress I had made with the book in a step-by-step process meant that the audience could get an idea as to the feeling of the book I am creating, and therefore give more reliable feedback.
I was very pleased with the feedback I got, as everyone seems to think the designs I have created are suitable for the task. This is great as in my last few blog posts, it is clear to see I have really struggled to get a suitable balance for the design, eventually cracking the barriers in my way, before managing to make much more progress.
I also had a conversation with my tutors where they stated, due to the long time it takes for Blurb books to be ordered, printed and delivered, they would allow for the book to be submitted as an electronic version. (PDF file) This way they know the design can’t be changed after the deadline. It is also a way of getting more readers for the book, so it makes sense to submit it in this manner anyway.
This is good news, and saves me a few days, which can be put towards designing, and reducing the delays and issues that have blighted this project so far.
With the presentation going really well and being appreciated by tutors and fellow students, it has helped to further build my confidence in giving presentations, something useful as I expect there’ll be at least one more presentation to come in this project.
As I stated in the presentation, the main aim is now to keep pushing the design phase of the project forwards as quickly as possible so that I can meet the deadline.