When you have completed your project it is likely that you will be required to present this to someone, for example your project supervisor. The format of this presentation will vary from project to project. In some cases it may include a combination of multiple formats. Typically a project could be presented as:
- a written report
- an oral presentation
- a physical artefact, instillation or prototype
- a demonstration of hardware or software
Preparing to present your project
When preparing for this you may find it useful to prepare a draft version, so that you can receive feedback. If it is a group project, using a collaborative space where each member can contribute is helpful.
Thinking beyond the traditional word document, a project can be presented in many ways utilising photos, audio and video. Once your project is completed you may also want to consider how you can present this publicly. This may for example be within a portfolio, blog or website. To enhance this space you may consider using multimedia to display aspects of your work. You could include photos of drawings, sketchnotes, mind maps, and objects you have created where relevant.
You could also choose to use social media apps to upload images, audio and video; and then embed these in your blog, website or portfolio.
Images: Instagram, Flickr
Audio: SoundCloud, AudioBoom, Anchor
Video: YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, Periscope
When uploaded in social media spaces, you should be mindful that your work is public and can then be easily shared for others to see. Whilst this can be advantageous, you do need to consider what aspects you wish to share.
Below are some examples of tools you can explore to present your work.
Office Sway is a presentation program and is part of the Microsoft Office family of products. Sway allows users who have a Microsoft account to combine text and media to create a presentable website. Users can pull content locally from the device in use, or from internet sources such as Bing, Facebook, OneDrive, and YouTube.
Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software which employs a zooming user interface (ZUI), which allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation media, and to display and navigate through information.
Piktochart is a web-based infographic application which allows users to easily create professional-grade infographics using themed templates.
This is a presentation tool with access to over 40 million creative commons licenced images. Presentations can be created on the web, iPad and iPhone. https://www.haikudeck.com/
Vimeo is a video-sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos. It supports high-definition video.
YouTube Capture is an app that enables users to create and edit movies on the go. Easily trim and rearrange clips straight from your phone and add a soundtrack from Capture’s audio library.
Animoto is a cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows.
LinkedIn SlideShare is a Web 2.0 based slide hosting service. Users can upload files privately or publicly in the following file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote or OpenDocument presentations. It also supports documents, PDFs, videos and webinars. SlideShares can then be embedded into portfolios, blogs and websites.