So, I was browsing through next months issue of Wired magazine and came across this great blurb about Pecha Kucha – I got so excited! Being in grad school, the presentation is always the most stressful part of the project – so, many of us that are still young in the program are a little wary of using technology to enhance our presentations. Here’s a little background on Pecha Kucha.
Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, architects and owners of SuperDeluxe – a multimedia event space in Tokyo, began boosting their business by having social nights for designers based around – you guessed it – Powerpoint presentations. Dubbed Pecha Kucha (Japanese for the sound of conversation), designers can present their work in a gallery-like setting. The catch? Presentations are limited to 20 slides and each slide appearing for only 20 seconds.
Check out Pecha Kucha here: http://www.pecha-kucha.org/
Isn’t that cool? I would love to see my school take this on…maybe invite student designers in the area to participate? No judgement, no grades – just discussion about design and a creative lesson in powerpoint (for those of you that don’t have MS Office, www.Opensource.org has a similar suite of products available for FREE download.)