3 Ideas
Sketch Model Review
Mockup Model Review
Assembly Review
Tech Review
Final Presentation

Final Presentation

overview, detailed logistics and timeline, results

The final project milestone is a formal presentation that is attended by the entire class, all instructors, course sponsors, and guests from product development firms. There will be in excess of 1100 guests in the theatre, and a much, much larger audience online! It takes place during the evening on the date indicated in the class schedule and contributes to a portion of your shared team-wide grade.

The presentation provides each team with the opportunity to show their work to a wide audience that includes academics and industry representatives. It will help you learn how to prepare a polished technical presentation that is intended for a diverse, but educated, technical, non-technical, and business oriented audience.

You will want to demonstrate your prototype and may present customer data, market information, specifications, or benchmarks for your product. The audience will evaluate your work. The evaluation form will ask them to rate the quality of your presentation, your product, and your customer data. This information will be provided to each team as feedback.

Examples from previous final presentations are on the right. You can also view final presentations from other years in the gallery (select a project and click on the final link). The communication instructors have also prepared some final presentation pointers, and some thoughts about selecting presenters for the final presentations. Additionally, you will need to prepare a digital product brochure (pdf ) that we will post online and provide links to during the final presentations. There are also pointers for on-line brochure design.

Logistics and timeline
The final presentation will be from 7:30-10:00 PM in room Kresge Auditorium on the date indicated in the course schedule.

The setup logistics are fairly involved... more details will be provided before the presentation. However, in the meantime you may want to see the review form that guests use to provide feedback.

See the results of final presentation.