Pecha Kucha 10x20

Due Date: Sign up for individual dates

Submission Instructions: Presented verbally to the class (include link to slides in a blog post)

Assignment Description:


Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format is designed to keeps presentation concise and fast-paced. For this assignment, we will follow the traditional constraints of a Pecha Kucha but will do only 10 slides for 20 second each. You will set up your slideshow to advance to the next slide every 20 seconds no matter what.

For your topic, you will select some aspect of what you learned for your skills assignment and convert it into a lesson for the rest of the class. For example, if you focused on web design principles in your skills assignment, you might choose to build your lesson around how to choose colors for a website. Or, if you focused on web-based mapping, you could offer the class your most important "lessons learned" about working with spatial data. Topic selection will be important because the constraints of the assignment limit how much time you have, as well as how much you can show vs. tell.


You can use any slideshow technology you would like for this assignment. PowerPoint and Google Slides are relatively easy to configure for an automatic, timed slideshow. You will choose a presentation date from a list of available dates, present your work to the class, and turn in your slides when have completed your Pecha Kucha 10x20.

Although the constraints of the assignment promote brevity, you are expected to site sources properly in your slideshow and include a works cited page with what you turn in to me after giving your presentation. Your talk should have an introduction and a conclusion, as well as two or three focal ideas related to your topic. For more information on the sturucture of your talk, look at the Pecha Kucha Model I made.


I will use the major assignment grading rubric for this assignment.

Assignment Process: Evaluates whether students have followed directions properly. All materials are turned in on time and in the right place. Assignment directions are followed. Required components are all present and submitted on time.
Attention to Detail in Writing and/or Code: Language shows thought, precision, and control in word choice. Uses forms of grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and syntax that are appropriate for published work. Demonstrates careful attention to proofreading. For websites, links work properly, images display, all html tags terminate properly. Page design renders as intended.
Interface Functionality and Design:Interface is easy to navigate and aesthetically balanced. Appears to be designed with an overall vision or sense of purpose. Data visualizations or interactives are clearly contextualized and show evidence of attention to design. Features that may seem out of place are well contextualized in written materials.
Synthesis of Form and Content:Digital functionality extends research in some way. Clear connections between design and subject matter. Approach conveys care and creativity. Work successfully imagines its audience and choices seem consistent with that audience. Elements that may seem out of balance are discussed in written materials.
Evidence of Effort:Supplementary statements and process assignments clarify and contextualize choices. Work shows no signs of last-minute, unresolved complications. Student has shown the professor or TA work in progress in and out of class.