Halfway Show (HWS) is your chance to present your project to the class and the world.
You will have 10 minutes to present your brief, what you've done so far, and your future plans with supporting media (slides, picture, video, live demo, etc)
January 27th, starting at 16:00 on Stage at Aalto Design Factory.
PDP students and sponsors can come on-site and take part of the inspirational atmosphere. Global team members, family and friends can watch it trough the livestream.
16:15 Presentations start (10 min each)
17:50 Coffee break
17:05 Back to stage
18:10 Presentations continue
The Dos and the Don'ts:
You will have 10 minutes to present your project. In these 10 minutes, your task is to ensure the audience gains an understanding of your project. You wouldn't want to confuse them with too much detail, nor create more questions than you answer. As with all presentations, tailor-make your presentation for your audience. In this case PDP students, other teams sponsors and DF community people. Use supporting media such as images, videos, and sounds. We don't want to see slides that are a wall of text. The audience can only focus on one thing at a time: either read the text or listen to you. If you need to use text, please limit it to 6 bullet points maximum. Live demos are exciting yet risky since it might not work. Have one or two persons present.
Tips for a better presentation (up to you):
- Problem-solution / Heaven and hell: Going back and forth between the problem (hell) and your solution (heaven), thus showing the contrast and proving how your solution is solving the issues.
- Show evidence: Using facts, numbers, and expert quotes show evidence that your decisions are the right ones.
- Grand unveiling: When it comes to presenting your "final" product unveil it as if you're Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone to the world for the first time.
- Talk further: Talk to the person sitting all the way at the end of the hall. This means you talk with a strong and calm voice to make sure everyone is following.
- Check your slides on the Stage computer ahead of time (on the rehearsal session). Heads up! Not all fonts work from Windows to Mac.
- Entertain: People are giving you their time, so respect that and don't bore them or leave them confused.
- Practice, practice, and practice!
Accurate overhead crane positioning using the sealing as a reference.
Electrical steering system for sustainable green boating.
Improving shooting accuracy using digital means.
Improving underground power cable connector.
Development of production line for sustainable wood based packing material.
Fluorescence based hand hygiene monitoring solution.
How to detect, identify and stop harmful drones that targets high value real estate.
Development of novel personal air purifier.
Identifying microfractures in hockey sticks using non-destructive testing.
Here you can watch PDP 2020-21 year's presentations.
Two presenters. Introduces the project with a great story. Clear objectives for their project. Good slides. Great ending leaving the viewer curious to see the final prototype.
Great start to engage the audience. Has made a character out of their neural network solution to explain their project through a dialogue. Utilizes animations in the presentation. Clear project statement. Great renderings of their concepts.
Starts with a captivating and dramatic story. Good explanation of the problem that the project aims to solve as well as the means to do this.
Uses a story to start and end the presentation. Good background research for their project.
Begins with a good story. Explains the problem well. Closes with the same story.
Good explanation of what the technology behind the project is.
Good pictures and illustrations. Well-rehearsed presentation. Good emphasis on testing.
Humorous start. Educates the audience well on a problem that they probably haven't thought about in a good way. Well-structured presentation.
2019-2020 presentations can be seen here.
Problem and research well explained
Well rehearsed; live demo of prototype
Well prepared, good structure
Good Storytelling; Engaging with audience