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Presentation and Feedback

Charbel Zeaiter February 9, 2024

Learning Objectives

Complete your UX journey by presenting your work confidently. Act on constructive feedback to continuously improve. Establish next steps to build on your new capabilities with lifelong learning.

  • Deliver engaging presentations to demonstrate UX projects
  • Solicit and process feedback from clients, teachers and student peers
  • Determine next steps for continuous learning and development

Part 1: Theory (Morning Session)

  1. Introduction (15 minutes):
    • Briefly recap the previous week’s lessons.
    • Introduce the goals and objectives of Week 9.
    • Provide an overview of the day’s schedule.
  2. Presenting Your Project to the Client or Cohort (60 minutes):
    • Lecture on the importance of effective presentations when showcasing your design project.
    • Discuss best practices for presenting your project, such as setting the context, telling a story, highlighting key features and Web3 integrations, and showcasing iterative improvements.
    • Explain the role of visuals and demos in enhancing your presentation.
    • Share tips for engaging your audience, handling questions, and managing time.
    • Engage students in a Q&A session to ensure understanding of the concepts.
  3. Break (15 minutes)
  4. Receiving and Processing Feedback (60 minutes):
    • Lecture on the importance of receiving and processing feedback from clients, peers, and users.
    • Discuss strategies for soliciting constructive feedback, such as asking open-ended questions and encouraging specific examples.
    • Explain how to process feedback, including separating objective insights from subjective opinions, identifying patterns, and prioritising improvements.
    • Share tips for managing emotions and responding gracefully to feedback.
    • Engage students in a Q&A session to ensure understanding of the concepts.
  5. Identifying Next Steps and Areas for Further Development (45 minutes):
    • Lecture on how to identify next steps and areas for further development based on feedback.
    • Discuss strategies for incorporating feedback into your design and development process, such as creating an action plan and setting milestones.
    • Share tips for maintaining momentum and motivation after the course ends, such as continuing to learn, seeking out new projects, and staying connected with peers.
    • Engage students in a Q&A session to ensure understanding of the concepts.

Part 2: Hands-On Practical Activities (Afternoon Session)

  1. Presentation Preparation Activity (60 minutes):
    • Divide students into small groups.
    • Instruct groups to refine their client presentations from Week 8 based on the morning session’s concepts.
    • Encourage students to practise their presentations within their groups, focusing on storytelling, audience engagement, and time management.
    • Rotate through the groups, providing guidance and support as needed.
  2. Break (15 minutes)
  3. Presentation and Feedback Activity (60 minutes):
    • Have each group present their design project to the class, simulating a client or cohort presentation.
    • Instruct the audience to take notes and prepare feedback for the presenting group.
    • After each presentation, facilitate a feedback session, encouraging constructive and specific feedback from the audience.
    • Offer your own feedback and guidance as the instructor.
  4. Next Steps and Further Development Activity (45 minutes):
    • Have groups reconvene and discuss the feedback they received during their presentations.
    • Instruct groups to identify next steps and areas for further development based on the feedback.
    • Encourage groups to create an action plan for implementing improvements and continuing their design journey after the course ends.
  5. Wrap-up and Reflection (30 minutes):
    • Facilitate a class-wide discussion about the day’s activities, highlighting key learnings and insights.
    • Congratulate students on their progress throughout the course and encourage them to continue practising and honing their design skills.
    • Provide information about any follow-up courses, resources, or networking opportunities that students may find helpful.

Downloadable Toolkit: Presentation Templates and Feedback Forms

  • Provide students with a downloadable toolkit containing:
    • Presentation templates for showcasing their design projects.
    • Feedback forms for soliciting and processing constructive feedback.
    • Worksheets for identifying next steps and areas for further development.
    • A summary of the key concepts and techniques covered in Week 9.
    • Case study structure https://dribbble.com/resources/product-design-case-study 

Reflect on your accomplishments and growth through the course. Celebrate your expanded perspectives, abilities and community. Continue your exciting path as a change-creator in the world of UX design.