My self-assessment for Project A visual presentation – let’s see how objective I can be!
Presentation Topic Introduction
I thought the introduction was fine, but I debated for a long time if the introduction to the definition of “DIY Design” was too long. I kept thinking about cutting it back, but what I found most interesting during my research was that it was the hardest part to do. We all assume DIY is just “do it yourself” but when I actually thought about it, graphic designers “do it” themselves, so I felt it was important. What I found most revealing, and something I’m considering exploring for Project B is if the DIY debate is fueled by the actual lack of a definition.
Tone was acceptable, but I think I could have tried to be a bit more casual, accentuate phrases better and slow down a bit
There were a few times I would differ in how I referred to DIY, sometimes it was DIY Design and others it was DIY Graphic Design. I need to make sure I am consistent in the phrase in order not to get confusing.
I was pleased with the presentation, I had more animation ideas in my mind, but have to admit that time constraints just caught up with me. I also think I could have used more imagery to support what I was saying towards the end, particularly the section about the pros and cons.
I thought it flowed well, but ended a bit abruptly. I was unsure how much I should go into a conclusion without seeming to take a side – that was my biggest challenge. So, what I tried to do was set the stage for Project B.
I was pleased with the timing. There were a few mistimed elements, specifically the Martha Stewart section, but all in all I was good with it.