The review will be held during the evening, as indicated in the class schedule. Examples from prior technical reviews are on the right. You can also view projects from other years in the gallery (select a project and the click on the technical review link). The communication instructors have also prepared helpful annotated videos on presentation structure and terminology.
Key review elements
Instructors will work in teams so that you will demonstrate for 15 minutes, have 15 minutes off, and then demonstrate again to a different pair of instructors. In total you will have four 15 minute demo sessions.
This is a technical design review, so important aspects that will be considered include:
Instructors and mentors will attend the review and will meet immediately following to discuss each prototype, but your team instructors will determine your final grade.
After you have received written feedback via email from instructors, complete your milestone reflection in your design notebook.
Be prepared to let instructors use your prototype. During the evening, your team will also be asked to give a 5 minute demonstration to be video taped for the website. Your team should plan this demonstration in advance of the review.
Work on the machine shop side of the lab will cease at 4:45 PM, but you will have shop access through to 7 PM.
The review will be in the Pappalardo lab from 7-8:30 PM on the date indicated in the course schedule.
Instructors will divide into 4 small groups and be assigned to different teams. Every 15 minutes the instructors will switch to a different team according to the schedule below. The rotation will be structured so that you will have 15 minutes on, then 15 minutes off. In total, you will have four 15 minute review sessions.
There needs to be space to let instructors use the prototypes, so students not involved in the review need to avoid crowding the team workspace. There should be team members present to demonstrate/answer questions and at least one person to record notes during the review.
A 5 minute video of you demonstrating your prototype will be taken during one of your breaks.
More details will be available shortly before the review.
After the review
Notes recorded during the review should be disseminated to the team for consideration when prioritizing improvements before the final presentation. Additionally, your review materials and video will be posted on the course website, and you will receive written feedback from at least 5 course staff. After you have received written feedback via email from instructors, complete your milestone reflection in your design notebook.