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1 Giving Feedback on Students PowerPoints The Cain Project in Engineering and Professional Communication WORKSHOP SERIES

2 What rules should we teach students about PowerPoint? x

3 Teach Students How to Decide As new technologies emerge As audiences change –Academia/ industry/ public –Disciplines –Diverse cultures (globalization) As their purposes change By emphasizing processes and criteria

4 PROCESS Shifting the focus of feedback This title is too short.What will the audience expect to be on the slide from this title? If you point to this image during your talk and someone misses it, will they be able to understand? How does this slide work in the series of slides so far? There are arent enough labels here. This doesnt seem to be related to the previous slide. PRODUCT

5 Ask Questions Related to Criteria Is it accessible? Is it comprehensible? Understandable? Is the information usable? Is the slide interculturally or interpersonally appropriate and compelling?

6 Accessibility Questions Is information organized logically? Are whole to part relationships obvious? Are cues consistent, noticeable without being overwhelming? Are images legible, familiar, and interpretable? Is text easy to read?

7 Accessibility Cues Headings and titles Hierarchy –Indentions –Point size, point size Layout in space Legibility (contrast, font, color) Conciseness

8 Common Errors in Accessibility

9 Slide Template Errors Busy/complicated: can audience get what they need? Wrong for room: are the slides easy to read? -Well-lit room: use light background / dark text and visuals -Dimly-lit room: use dark background / light text and visuals

10 Errors in Choosing Fonts Good for print E Serif (tail) Such as Times New Roman Good for projecting E Sans Serif (uniform shaft width) Such as Arial

11 Errors in Choosing Fonts Contrast between background and text Size of font Type treatment of font Drop Shadows Reduce Legibility

12 Too Much Text! The ideal anesthetic should quickly make the patient unconscious but allow a quick return to consciousness, have few side effects, and be safe to handle. Ideal anesthetics Quick sedation Quick recovery Few side effects Safe to handle

13 Lack of Hierarchy Bullets help your audience to skim the slide to see relationships between information organize information in a logical way For example, this is Main Point 1, which leads to… Subpoint 1 Further subordinated point 1 Further subordinated point 2 Subpoint 2

14 Content-Poor Titles Titles should give the message of the slide, for example… Results suggests the topic for a slide Substance X upregulates gene Y (with data shown below) shows the audience what is observed

15 Errors in Lists For easy accessibility, lists should be in same grammatical form Parallel: Use keywords Avoid wordiness Opt for bullets Not Parallel: Use keywords Wordiness is bad You should opt for bullets

16 Revise for Grammatical Parallelism Not Parallel: Criteria to Assess Alarm System –Price –Effectiveness –How easily the alarm could be installed Parallel: Criteria to Assess Alarm System –Price –Effectiveness –Ease of installation

17 Use of Intense Colors Together

18 Graphics That Cant Be Read Small image stretched to graininess Large image reduced to illegibility

19 Overused, General Clip Art

20 Errors in Slide Show Effects Slow effects Fancy animation Animation used without purpose Inconsistent use of animations or transitions

21 Comprehensibility Questions What helps the audience understand the argument of the presentation? What connects one slide to the rest of the presentation? What evidence is presented? Is the evidence adequate, appropriate?

22 Comprehensibility Cues Relation of title to bullet items Repetition of key words Logic of headings Labels on figures, diagrams, photos Relation of each slide to main point Quality of evidence/ support

23 Usability Questions Are sources indicated? Is contact information supplied? Is anything lacking that the reader needs to take action? Is the sequence complete? Are steps missing? Are warnings provided, if necessary?

24 Usability cues Citations and bibliography Speakers name, affiliation, contact information Symbols to indicate cautions, warnings Handouts

25 Interpersonal / Intercultural Questions Do the slides reflect the character & expertise of speaker? Are the slides consistent with the culture and values of audience? (for example, values tradition or values innovation )

26 Cultural, Interpersonal Cues Slide design Familiarity of genre system Appeals to the values of audience

27 Examples: Before and After

28 Directional Hypercomplex Wavelets for Multi-dimensional Signal Analysis and Processing Wai Lam Chan Hyeokho Choi Richard Baraniuk

29 Directional Hypercomplex Wavelets for Multi-dimensional Signal Analysis and Processing Wai Lam Chan, Hyeokho Choi, Richard Baraniuk Electrical and Computer Engineering Rice University, Houston, TX April 17, 2004

30 New Technical Committees Therapeutic Systems and Technologies – –Dorin Panescu, Refractec Inc., Irvine, CA, Chair, Cardiac Catheter Ablation –Jean-Yves Chapelon Ph.D., INSERM, Lyon, France, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Prostate Tumor Ablation –Rahul Mehra, Ph.D., Medtronic, Inc. Minneapolis, MN, Cardioverter- defibrillators, Tachyarrhythmia Research –Tim McIntyre M.S.,Manager, St. Jude Medical, St Paul, MN, Medical Device Industry R&D and Management –John Pearce, Ph.D., ECE Department, University of Texas, Austin, TX, Electromagnetics and Acoustics Applied to Medical Devices –Kouros Azar M.D., B.S.BME, Thousand Oaks, CA, Reconstructive Surgeon –Reese Terry M.S., Co-founder/Board Member Cyberonics, Inc., Houston, TX, Neurostimulation Devices

31 Therapeutic Systems & Technologies Dorin Panescu, Chair Refractec Inc., Irvine, CA Cardiac Catheter Ablation Jean-Yves Chapelon, Ph.D. INSERM, Lyon, France High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Prostate Tumor Ablation Rahul Mehra, Ph.D. Medtronic, Inc. Minneapolis, MN Cardioverter-defibrillators Tachyarrhythmia Research Tim McIntyre, M.S. St. Jude Medical, St Paul, MN, Medical Device Industry R&D and Management John Pearce, Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin, TX Electromagnetics and Acoustics Applied to Medical Devices Kouros Azar, M.D., B.S. BME, Thousand Oaks, CA Reconstructive Surgeon Reese Terry, M.S. Co-founder/Board Member Cyberonics, Houston, TX Neurostimulation Devices

32 Motorcycle Characteristics Wheelbase p = 1.4 m Distance from the center of gravity to the rear wheel b = 0.7 Sprung mass m = 200 kg Pitch moment of inertia I yG = 38 kg m 2 Reduced stiffness of the front suspension kf = 15 000 N/m Reduced stiffness of the rear suspension kr = 24 000 N/m Reduced damping of the front suspension cf = 500 Ns/m Reduced damping of the rear suspension cr = 750 Ns/m Speed 28 m/s Natural bounce frequency of vibration: Natural pitch frequency of vibration:

33 Wheelbase1.4 m Distance from center of gravity to rear wheel0.7 m Sprung mass200 kg Pitch moment of inertia38 kg m 2 Reduced stiffness of front suspension15 000 N/m Reduced stiffness of rear suspension24 000 N/m Reduced damping of rear suspension750 Ns/m Speed28 m/s Natural bounce frequency of vibration2.11 Hz Natural pitch frequency of vibration3.38 Hz Motorcycle Characteristics

34 What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine utilizes communication technology in order to move medical information rather than patients, and it is being used as a tool to bridge inequalities in access to medical care between rural and urban areas in the U.S It is most commonly used in the visually-oriented fields such as radiology and dermatology

35 What is Telemedicine? Distributes medical information and expertise Used primarily to transmit visual medical data radiology dermatology Targets populations with limited access to medical care rural areas remote areas Bridges inequalities

36 Next Steps Finalize design (Oct) Begin CAD work (Oct) Submit revised budget (Oct) Construct drive-train (Nov) Select material for armor (Nov) Test drive-train prototype (Dec) Train driver (Dec) Report progress to mgmt (Dec)

37 Next Steps Finalize design Begin CAD work Submit revised budget October November December Construct drive-train Select material for armor Test drive-train prototype Train driver Report progress to mgmt

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39 Health Benefits of Green Tea Polyphenols Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) Reduces angiogenesis, tumor progression Reduces risk of coronary artery disease Encourages growth of acidophilus http://www.green-tea.us

40 Figure 2. Rate of seedling growth at three different temperatures: 25 o C, 25 o C, and 30 o C. Background shading Gridlines Border retained from Excel No error bars Redundant chart title Small axis labels Redundant legend No conclusion in title of slide

41 Seedlings grew most rapidly at 30 o C 20 o C 30 o C 25 o C

42 CountryTotal accidental deaths Car/transport accidents Industrial accidents Other causes Austria75.2244.884.3126.03 Belgium62.6339.924.0218.69 Canada62.1230.913.9828.13 France79.8933.851.0243.02 United Kingdom 34.8123.091.3310.39 United States60.6633.422.5924.65 Deaths due to accidents, by type of accident, selected countries, 2006 (Rate per 100,000 population) Long title Many gridlines No cues to important figures Alphabetical order

43 Deaths due to accidents in 2006 (Rate per 100,000 population) CountryTotal accidental deaths Car/transport accidents Industrial accidents Other causes France80.033.91.043.0 Austria75.244.94.326.0 Belgium62.639.94.018.7 Canada62.130.94.028.1 United States60.733.42.624.7 United Kingdom 34.823.11.310.4

44 What feedback would you give to the authors of the following slides?

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53 Cain Project Legacy Materials 2008 is Cain Projects 10th and final year Some staff hired for 2008-2011 –Hewitt and Volz at Engineering –Purugganan and Eich part-time in Natural Sciences –Writing mentors and presentations coaches a possibility Legacy materials to be available in three forms –Connexions http://cnx.org –OWL-Space special Communication Folder –Web site repository

54 Connexions http://cnx.org 200+ Modules on Communication –Guides, training manuals, checklists, accelerators Collections –Writing –Oral Presentations –Visual Design –Graduate Student Professional Development –Teaching (syllabi, sample assignments, grading forms) –Discipline-specific items Courses Intercultural Communication for Engineers in Developing Countries

55 Communication Folder Tool Easy accessed archive in OWL-Space Choose Communication Folder & other account features Select items from folders –General Communication Resources Oral Presentations Visual Design Writing –Course-specific Resources Undergraduate Courses by Department Graduate Courses –Teaching Aids Course Design Syllabi Forms TA Training Resources –Professional Development Resources Items go into your course folder to support assignments

56 HOME COMMUNICATION RESOURCES ARCHIVE Communication Resources | How To Upload-Download Multiple Resources How To Upload-Download Multiple Resources Location: Communication Master Archive GENERAL COMMUNICATION RESOURCES TEACHING AIDS ORAL RESOURCES WRITING RESOURCES VISUAL DESIGN RESOURCES UNDERGRADUATE COURSE RESOURCES GRADUATE COURSE RESOURCES GRADUATE STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES TA TRAINING RESOURCES TEACHING RESOURCES COURSE DESIGN & COMMUNICATION COURSE SPECIFIC COMMUNICATION RESOURCES SAMPLE EVALUATION FORMS, ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP AND SELF-STUDY RESOURCES COMMUNICATION

57 Legacy Web Site http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~cainproj/ Contains materials not suited for other formats –Videos –Materials containing many links –PPTs Annotated examples Web support for design courses

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59 Workshops to Introduce Materials March 31 - April 2 April 7 - 9 Three workshops on writing –April 14-16 –Grads and undergrads


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