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Class Schedule

Basics | sessions 01-03
  1. 19 Jan intro and clients | lecture | labs
  2. 26 Jan servers and command line | lecture | labs
  3. 02 Feb networks and protocols | lecture | labs
Web Development | sessions 04-08

  1. 09 Feb structural layer | lecture | labs
  2. 16 Feb presentational layer | lecture | labs
  3. 23 Feb using a structure | lecture | labs
  4. 02 Mar behavioral layer | lecture | labs
  5. 09 Mar design thoughts | lecture | labs
Dealing with Markup | sessions 09-10
  1. 16 Mar control objects and display | lecture | labs
  2. 23 Mar tools that read markup | lecture | labs
Working with data | sessions 11-14
  1. 30 Mar formulas, functions, vectors | lecture | labs
  2. 06 Apr data display | lecture | labs
  3. 13 Apr manipulate data sets | lecture | labs
  4. 20 Apr relational data bases | lecture | labs
Presentations | sessions 15-16
  1. 27 Apr designing a presentation | lecture | labs
  2. 04 May delivering a presentation | lecture | labs



Click on the image below for the lecture slides
slides for session 16

Think about what you want to do,
think about how people react to visual stimuli,
think about how you manage your and their time.

Basic & Theoretical Considerations

Dilbert strip, 03 April 2007

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Doing the presentation

Try out your presentation in advance

  • check to see if the timings of the transitions and animations will work for the audience
  • pay particular attention to how much time it takes for animations to occur
  • remember that most audiences do not have a lot of time to spend waiting for things to happen

The eye can see and understand concepts very quickly.
The quicker your presentation can get in,
make a positive impression,
and get out,
the better off you will be.

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Key principles to consider

  • focus on the audience's needs and build your visuals to conform to their expectations and your message
  • simple and effective is preferable to complex and confusing

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Rules to live by

Hammer it home

  1. tell them what you're going to tell them
  2. tell them
  3. tell them what you told them

Less is More

Dilbert cartoon from 03 Mar 2009

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