Prepare for Design Expo and other term-end presentations the right way — with peer support, pizza, and help from dedicated library and writing center staff! You’re invited to four instructional work sessions to help you create compelling videos, visuals and pitches for the projects you have dedicated so much time to. Pizza will be provided at each session, so you can grab a quick meal while you fine-tune your work!
Faculty and instructors are highly encouraged to send students working on large final projects to these workshops.
All sessions will be held:
- Where: Library’s East Reading Room
- When: 2-3 p.m.
Please register for the sessions that interest you so we don’t order too much, or worse, too little pizza!
- Explain Your Project to Anybody — Wednesday, March 15
Practice talking about your design in a concise, easy-to-understand way. This will help you solidify content for your video and develop a short elevator pitch that you can share at your booth the day of the Expo. Come prepared to talk about your design and answer a few questions about it! Register for this work session.
- Video Creating & Editing — Thursday, March 23
We’ll provide basic info on recording, available tools and tricks to make your production more professional and accessible. The last 40 minutes of the hour will be devoted to questions and open work time. Handouts and a compilation of resources will be available to take with you! Register for this work session.
- Communicate with Images & Visualizations — Wednesday, March 29
Co-hosted with the Michigan Tech Writing Center! We’ll cover principles you can use to ensure your images and data are readable and appealing, and run through tools you can use to design supporting images. The second half of the session will be devoted to questions and open work time. Pick the brains of staff from the writing center and library as you think through how to best share your research. Register for this work session.
- Explain Your Project to Anybody — Thursday, April 6
A skill so important we are holding the session twice! Join if you cannot make the first one or still want to workshop your elevator pitch. Register for this work session.
- Final Countdown — Wednesday, April 12
Work on the last details of your project and video with company! Snacks and refreshments provided. Register for this work session.