Presentation Style: Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha is a simple presentation format devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham where you show 20 slides or images, each for only 20 second. The images or slides advance automatically to keep you on time and you can only talk about each slide or image while it’s being displayed. Designed to keep presentations short and to the point, each presentation is only 6 minutes and 40 seconds long! This tutorial will discuss how to create a pecha kucha style presentation using PowerPoint Uses: • Public speaking presentations • Introducing new concepts • Final presentations • Reviewing a book or movie


New Library Website

A month or so ago, I shared that the library at the community college I work at was redesigning their website. I was somewhat disappointed with their “updated” site, and today was even more frustrated when I wanted to renew the book I had checked out. I know that they were basically choosing from stock platforms/templates, but wanted some feedback on a few particulars; however, I feel that this new site falls flat, especially as UX is concerned. Have a look, see what you think – in fact, if you can figure out how to renew a book, let me know…

UX Design and Business

Over the past few weeks, I’ve started to notice how much UX design and business seem to overlap, especially in my own workplace.  Here is a site that takes a look at some of the connections.  I found it to be quite an interesting read!