2.009 Product Engineering Processes

Mockup Review Logistics

before the review, review details, after the review

Before the review
All presentations will be pre-loaded onto a single presentation computer. A representative of each section must show up in the Pappalardo lab at a scheduled time between 2:30 and 5:30 to load your section's presentation onto the presentation computer, and to check that media are working correctly (a scheduling tool will be available the week of the presentation). You will not be able to make changes to your slides after this time. You can use powerpoint, keynote, or pdf files for your presentations.

Work in the Pappalardo will stop at the usual 4:45 PM, but you will be able to have access to pickup materials until 6:45 PM.

Presenters should test AV in the presentation room (room 34-101) between 5:30 and 6:30. It is important that the actual presenters check the materials in the room. Please ensure that all AV testing is finished before 6:30.

Make sure that your team area in Pappalardo lab is clean and your mockups are ready for demonstration and testing. Your will also be asked to plan a two minute video demonstration/explanation using your mockups.

Review details
The mockup review will start at 7:15 PM sharp and finish by 9:30 PM on the date indicated in the course schedule.

During the first hour each section will have 4 minutes to present critical questions and findings. Be sure to include a preliminary product contract with key needs, product attributes, and specifications. A computer projector, an overhead projector, and a document camera will be available in the presentation room (room 34-101). Physical models will not be part of this structured presentation, and there will be no questions after each presentation. One minute will be allowed between presentations for microphone setup.

All students should plan on attending the first portion of the presentations since seeing what the other sections are working on is an important part of the learning experience.

After the formal presentations are complete, faculty will promptly move to the Pappalardo lab to experiment with your physical mockups and ask questions. Ten minutes will be allowed for the transition to the Pappalardo lab.

Instructors are divided into 8 small groups and assigned to different sections. Every 8 minutes the instructors will switch to a different section according to a rotation schedule. The rotation will be structured to that you will have 7 minutes on, then 7 minutes off. In total, you will have three 7 minute question and answer sessions. Photographs and video of your mockups will be taken during one of your breaks.

All students in your section do not need to participate in the Pappalardo lab portion of the review. There needs to be people to demonstrate and discuss the mockups, and at least one person to record notes during the feedback session. The notes should be distributed to your team.

Additional review details, including the presentation order and review rotation schedule in the Pappalardo lab, will be posted on the weekend before the review.

After the review
Preliminary feedback will be provided in class on Friday and you will receive written comments by email over the weekend. Presentation videos and slides will be put on the results page so that instructors can provide more feedback than is possible during the short question period during the presentations. Three instructors will be assigned to provide additional feedback for your section. After you have received written feedback via email from instructors, complete your milestone reflection in your design notebook.

The mockup concepts will be posted on a crowd-sourcing platform to obtain feedback from a large number of real, potential users. These data will be provided by Sunday evening after the review, in time for your team to decide on it's final product direction.

You may also arrange to view the presentation video with your team communication instructors for additional feedback about your presentation style.