The Education of a Web Professional: Presenting our Process (Part 3)

Last week, my Web Design and Development III class culminated their 2-week long design sprint process with a presentation to several stakeholders and a few student spectators.

Each member of the team had responsibilities during the development of the presentation, and I encouraged everyone to take a speaking part. In total, the presentation was approximately 10-15 minutes long, and in my opinion, went very well. I was very impressed with the courage, confidence, and professionalism of the students. Additionally, their collaboration and teamwork was on full display as they made their way through the material.

Several representatives from our college’s marketing department were on hand to hear the presentation, and to witness one example of how the design sprint process might be used for other projects around campus. Again, we are fortunate to have some very skilled design sprint facilitators helping us with this, and we are grateful for the opportunity to be a “guinea pig” to for this process. The marketing folks seemed to appreciate the ways in which the design sprint was utilized in our class, and asked some good probing questions of the students. They also offered some tips on presenting. It was great for the students to have an opportunity to meet with real world creative professionals!

My sincerest thanks to the students who stuck around to support their colleagues! I hope that the presentation gave you a glimpse into some of the other courses in the department, and generated a bit of excitement for the work you might be undertaking soon!

Overall, I am very happy with the way our design sprint and resulting presentation came together. We have a LOT of work to do in the next 10 weeks, but I’m confident that the students will work together to tackle this technology challenge to the best of their abilities.

Next up, the “bake off“!

My next post will be about the results of the class’ research on platforms, services, tech specs, and solutions that we will recommend for the client project.

As always, thanks for reading!
-Dr. J.

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