Prezi has potential Prezi is a good tool when used with discretion and restraint. If not used well, the tool can quickly lead to superfluous spinning and zooming effects that are distracting. Prezi works well in non-linear presentation situations such as an interactive class where you are explaining something that is spacial and you want to be able to zoom in and out as questions arise. Yet, I think Chris Anderson shows how Prezi can be used effectively in a linear talk like this which has the feeling of a story and a journey. But what really made this talk good was Anderson's idea and the simple organization of the idea around a metaphor. The visual presentation was enhanced in video editing a bit. I would like to see simple cuts to next full-bleed image as was done in editing of this video. For example, four images displayed individually that play in succession without a transition effect between them (rather than four small images shown on one screen at the same time).These simple cuts from one full-screen image to another would be a welcomed change of pace. Above is the Prezi file Anderson used in his talk. Just like with PowerPoint slides, they have little meaning on their own, but if you saw the talk, the Prezi file may be useful. An advantage of the Prezi file is it is in the cloud so all can use it and the videos are embedded. So in a sense you could go give a similar talk as the one Chris Anderson gave using this file. You can also very easily return to a video, image or text element such as a quote without flipping through a lot of slides. Prezi has potential, but no tool can replace having good content and good ideas and the ability to tell your story simply and clearly and visually.
Ignite is a tough format – 5 minutes, 20 slides, and the slides advance every 15 seconds
Each speaker would get 5 minutes,20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds
just a single word, short quote, or a photo.
Speaking<br />MaryamAshoori<br />
I am a PhD candidate at Advanced Interface Design Lab under supervision of Prof. Catherine Burns.<br />My research interests center upon empowering people by developing tools that engage, enlighten and even <br />entertain. I mainly work on Ecological Interface Design, Cognitive Work Analysis, graphical interface design <br />and visualization for healthcare and health informatics. I am president of Human Factors and Ergonomics <br />Society student chapter at Univesrity of Waterloo.<br />Education<br />2009 Ph. D. Candidate, Human Factors, University of Waterloo. Dissertation: Cognitive Work Analysis for collaboration in Teamwork Environments.<br />2008 M. Eng, Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, June, 2008.<br />2005 Master of Science, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, University of Tehran, July, 2005. 2003 Bachelor of Science, Software Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic (Amirkabir University of Technology), September, 2003. <br />Professional Activities<br />President, University of Waterloo Human Factors and Ergonomics student chapter, 2010-2011Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Social Networking operations Committee<br />Representitive of Systems Design Engineering, Graduate Student Association councillor, 2009-2010 <br />Representitive of Systems Design Engineering, Women in Engineering council, 2009-2010 <br />Reviewing services: <br />IEEE Transactions on Education.<br />The 54th Annual Meeting of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: HFES 2010. September 27-October 1, 2010 – San Francisco, California, USA.<br />The 14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2010. June 29-July 2, 2010 – Orlando, Florida, USA.<br />International Symposium on Science 2.0 and Expansion of Science: S2ES 2010. June 29- July 2, 2010 – Orlando, Florida, USA.<br />