This week we started, yet again, another project. We got in groups and we had to agree on a book to read and do our project with. We got our own individual roles, which will help us learn how to work together using our own different strengths.
During these past few days we worked on reading our book, while looking at it in different points of view, depending on what our individual role is. As the graphic designer my job is to look at the setting of the book, and to think about how to make a visually appealing website that goes along with the book. My job as the graphic designer is to design a website that really gives the audience the feeling they would get from reading the book we chose, which was The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.
So far all we have done for this project chose our groups, novels, and begin reading and note taking. The note taking is going to be different from what we have done in the past, because it is picture note taking. We take pictures of things that stand out to us in the novel, and write notes on them. This can help us to keep our thoughts organized and can help when it comes to actually putting our project together. with our different roles. So we can see specific part of the book that will help us do our part of the project.
Until this year I have never heard of a "Pecha Kucha" presentation. At first when I found out that we had to do a ten slide presentation with twenty seconds for each slide, I was kind of stressed out. I thought it sounded really hard, and as the time for that project grew nearer and I still did not know a whole lot about my topic, I started to kind of freak out.
However, this week we talked more about what a Pecha Kucha presentation really is, and I realized it was not going to be hard at all. Sure, I will be slightly nervous since I will have to present in front of the class, but considering other presentations we have had to do, this should be a breeze. It is going to be fairly short, and it is about a topic that we got to chose, which will make things so much easier. It will actually be kind of fun to present, since I will be talking about something I am interested in.
Going over what a Pecha Kucha presentation really is has helped me to gain an understanding on how to put the project together. I have a better understanding on how to go about even starting the whole project as well.
There are a few key points that I will need to go over throughout the presentation. When I found this out, and I read through what I will have to be presenting on, I felt so relieved. At first I thought the presentation was going to be super hard, but looking at those key points, I feel like it is actually going to be really easy.