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Electronic Presentation Guide 2007 International Conference On VLSI Design 11/20/06 V9.3.

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2 Electronic Presentation Guide 2007 International Conference On VLSI Design 11/20/06 V9.3

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 VLSI Design 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 VLSI Design 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 PC, 500 Mhz or faster 256 Mbytes minimum CPU memory Microsoft Windows XP PowerPoint XP, version 2003 VLSI Design supplies projection computer VLSI Design 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 2003.ppt file extension 2000, ‘95 or ‘97 format OK –but check bullet fonts with PPT 2003 –and check animation with 2003

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

11 Style Guidelines 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 Title slide (logo permitted here) Purpose (of your work) slide Outline slide (of your talk, not your paper) Detail slides (ie slides 4-24) go here 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 Other Color Schemes This slide guide uses a very conservative yellow on dark blue scheme These colors work well Other color schemes work, too Just keep bright detail over a dark background Two examples with other color schemes that worked well at past conferences follow:

17 Black Provides Great Contrast HDL ATE Model Simulation Environment HDL Device Model Signal Connections Test Program Control ATE Rules Simulation Report

18 Dark Green Can Work Well Die size (cm 2 ) Die volume DO NOT APPLY DFT APPLY DFT  escape = 15 Worst case  escape = 10  escape = 5  escape =

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

20 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

21 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 Use sparingly

22 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

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

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

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

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

27 Fault coverage vs. No. of Vectors E+011.0E+031.0E+051.0E+06 No. of Vectors Fault Coverage (%)

28 File Transfers: Upload.ppt File to 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

29 Schedule Dec 10: Upload first presentation file to VLSI Design site for initial font, color and size checks Jan 8 – 10 th : Presentation at the conference. Please bring your presentation on a USB storage device. NEW Info

30 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

31 (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 VLSI Design 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.

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

33 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

34 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

35 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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