There are numerous, almost infinite methods of presenting our term projects. Being that this assignment is as much of a design project as in informative, content-based one, the medium for our final presentation must be carefully chosen, and intelligently executed.
I think it is important to first analyze the millennium goal we are facing when choosing a format for our presentation. As ours is â€śensuring environmental sustainabilityâ€?, I am immediately drawn to mediums that donâ€™t require physical materials, like paper, cardboard, plastic, etc. Why not set a good example? Here are couple types of electronic forms of communication:
The powerpoint presentation.
While this format is not entirely creative, it is a widely used and effective tool for presenting information. Powerpoint presentations that are carefully formatted, using custom templates and proper layout can effectively support the information they project. Here is a random powerpoint presentation that I think is pretty well done.
The website. This format may allow slightly more creative control than a powerpoint presentation, but they are still very similar. One advantage of designing a website is that our work would be available to the world, and therefore have more purpose than just a class assignment. In addition, this would be more of a design challenge.
The comic strip.
This is a format that I recently ran across on BLDG BLOG, and I find it to be an incredibly creative presentation format. The use of a comic strip allows for story based information, and if used in the right context, can be very effective. This format is probably not a possibility given our skills and timeline, but cool nonetheless. These strips are from a local firm called LOOM Studio, for a transit proposal.
Non-electronic presentation tools.
Probably the only non-electronic medium I would be satisfied using is an information book with the graphic qualities of a design portfolio. This would most likely entail the same visuals as a powerpoint presentation or a website, but in a more accessible, physical format. Here are some pages from a portfolio / study / presentation type book.