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2 Electronic Presentation Guide 18 th International Conference on VLSI Design & 4 th International Conference on Embedded Systems January 3-7, 2005 05/18/01 V4.3

3 About this Presentation View this presentation first as a slide show, then view note pages for more detail Use a good virus checker Confidentiality not guaranteed “Test Slide” at end of presentation

4 Purpose Document mandatory standards and recommended guidelines for electronic slide presentation Provide electronic template –The file you are reading has settings, colors and fonts that conform to VLSID’05 guidelines –You may edit this file and replace our slides with your presentation

5 Outline Standards vs Guidelines Technical specs for electronic slides Milestones and schedule Good and bad examples

6 Standards and Guidelines Standard: mandatory requirements for VLSID’05 presentations –Presentation dropped for failure to follow –Standards are in white italic text Guideline: suggested good practices –Result in good visuals –It’s your choice: Deviate at your own risk –Guidelines in ordinary yellow text

7 Projection Computer Pentium IV PC, 1Ghz or faster 64 Mbytes CPU memory Microsoft Windows 98 PowerPoint 2000 VLSID’05 supplies projection computer VLSID’05 preloads all presentations No changes at the conference

8 Presentation File One file per presentation.ppt format File totally self contained No links to: –Other files –The internet

9 If You Use Earlier Versions: Projected with Microsoft PowerPoint 2K.ppt file extension ‘95 or ‘97 format OK –but check bullet fonts with 2K –and check animation with 2K Version 4.0/98 (Mac) not preferred

10 Special Fonts or Symbols Special fonts, symbols, bullets not on projection computer Watch out for: –Wingdings –MS Line Draw –Monotype Sorts –Scientific symbol fonts –Asian language fonts Can embed TrueType fonts in file, –But it increases upload times NEW Info

11 Style Guidelines Regular paper should have 15-20 slides, including 4 mandatory slides Short paper should have 12-15 slides, including 4 mandatory slides Each slide should have a title 9 lines max on a text slide 7 words max per line In “File->Page Setup…” window specify: –Slides sized for: “On Screen Show” –Slide orientation: Landscape High contrast: Light lettering/lines on a dark background

12 Style Guidelines (cont) Short phrases, not long sentences Use Arial, or similar sans serif font –This line uses the Helvetica font –The rest of the document uses Arial 36 Point Titles 28 point text

13 Mandatory Slides M1:Title slide (logo permitted here) M2: Purpose (of your work) slide M3: Outline slide (of your talk, not your paper) Detail slides go here M4: Conclusion slide

14 Other General Tips Company (university) logo on title slide only Show only what you will talk about Use single muted color for blank slides –Use to focus attention on speaker

15 Contrast High contrast very important Use light lines/text on a dark background –Foreground: White, yellow, light cyan –Background: Black, dark blue, dark brown –Caution: Red, orange or blue lettering and lines become unreadable when projected

16 Display Speed Slides should display instantly Do not distract the audience with slow transition effects Avoid overuse of slow graphics, fonts and special effects

17 Transitions Between Slides Special animation when changing from one slide to another Usually highly distracting to audience Use only as special attention getter Default settings should be: –Effect: No transition –Speed: Fast –Advance: On mouse click Mouse not on podium –Consecutive slide order, only

18 Transitions Between Lines Can be highly effective Focus attention on a specific line of a slide Dim previous lines Make transitions be instantaneous Be consistent Suggest the technique used in this slide guide

19 Sound Effects DO NOT USE SOUND EFFECTS Projection computer not connected to sound system Sound effects slow down slide transitions Noise from projection computer may distract audience

20 Borders Do not use borders They reduce the amount of space available for your text and data They slow down the slide display

21 Diagram slides Keep diagrams simple Easy to view Make text readable Use all space in rectangle Example follows:

22 Backplane ASP Connections PSBM Board 3 ASP Board 2 ASP Board 1 ASP tdotms tdi trst tck

23 Presenting Data - Graphs Use graphs, not tables Keep graphs simple Eliminate or subdue distracting grid lines Use large font sizes Example follows:

24 Fault coverage vs. No. of Vectors 0 20 40 60 80 100 1.0E+011.0E+031.0E+051.0E+06 No. of Vectors Fault Coverage (%)

25 File Transfers: Upload.ppt File to DOCMAN via VLSID’05 Web Site Similar to upload of final manuscript Session chair downloads & reviews Can use in either direction Other transfer arrangements by special arrangement with Session chair

26 Schedule Nov 30: File transfer test -- upload sample file to DOCMAN via VLSID’05 site to prove that authors and session chairs can exchange PowerPoint files Dec 10: Upload first full draft of PowerPoint slide presentation Dec 17: Upload final version of PowerPoint presentation Jan 3-5: Practice presentations in rehearsal room at VLSID’05 Jan 3-5: Actual VLSID’05 sessions

27 Some Bad Examples The next three slides show examples of bad practices that should be avoided: –Bad slide layout –Improper color use –Sound and transition effects gone mad

28 (Press the “Enter” key to continue) This slide has no title. Titles help guide the audience through the talk. All slides except photographs should have a title. The type on this slide is too small. It’s readable here, but when projected, only the presenter and maybe those in the front rows will be able to read it. Those in the back will be completely lost. USE OF ALL CAPITAL LETTERS OR ITALICS also makes slides difficult to read. Use dark backgrounds; not light! This slide would be easier to follow if indentations were used. Don’t design your VLSID'05 slides to stand alone. They are a guide to your presentation. If they were understandable by themselves, we could just publish them and forget about presentations! Your slides support what you say: They don’t replace it. This slide has too many words and too many points. Keep your slides under nine lines.

29 Bad Color Usage PSBM Board 1 ASP Board 2 ASP Text too tiny tms tdi trst tck Poor Contrast Board 3

30 How to Annoy The Audience (Press Enter) Misuse sound Overuse transition effects Focus the audience on your slides, not the speaker Try to use every feature PowerPoint has to offer

31 Conclusion Keep your slides simple Use large fonts for high visibility –36 pt for titles –28 pt for details High contrast colors Highlight, don’t detail

32 Test Slide If your text and drawings fit within the white rectangle, then you will be able to project everything correctly. Press “Enter” 3 times. Circle? Square?

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