What is pecha kucha?
Short talks -- 10 minutes or less -- on the UX topic of your choice. That's right: YOU give the talks.
Why would I want to give a short talk?
The short talk format is a terrific way to practice public speaking in a fun, non-threatening environment. Most of us aren't naturals at speaking to groups -- we need practice, and plenty of it.
What kind of topic can I present?
Anything that's remotely related to UX is an acceptable topic.
The nice thing about a ten minute talk is you don't have time to present a detailed or necessarily well thought-out argument. The best talks take a simple, strong assertion and present it with a small amount of colorful background, anecdotes, or examples. Controversial, provocative, and humorous topics are always popular. You can go high-minded and abstract, or granular and specific.
Should I bring slides?
If your topic is best illustrated with slides, by all means bring them. We will be asking for your slide deck in advance of the event, so no tweaking them the night before. A good rule of thumb is no more than 1 slide per minute of talk.
If your presentation doesn't require slides, you are strongly encouraged to do without, or think of more creative props to engage the audience.
What happens if my talk goes longer than 10 minutes?
10 minutes is the limit. We will be keeping strict time and cutting you off in mid-sentence if necessary. It's a good idea to practice and clock yourself several times before the actual presentation.
How many talks will be accepted?
If you have taken the time to prepare a talk, you will be allowed to give it. In the event that we really have too many talks for the time allotted, we'll do a second event for the rest of the topics.
How do I sign up?
Please add a comment to this event with your talk topic.