Communication Lab 3
Team Tech Talks
Due: Not Turned In
Your nondigital prototype
will be due during one of the next two class periods. Hopefully, you have already started
work on it. But if you have not started it yet, you should definitely take advantage of
The nondigital prototype is one of the first official presentations in this class. As Traci
will explain in class, there is a certain level of professionalism that we expect from you.
This includes rules about how you introduce yourself, and how each member of the team
contributes to the presentation. Traci will spend the first part of the lab talking about
this, helping you prepare for your presentation.
In the first part of the lab, Traci will talk to you about the proper way to make a presentation
in this class. In the past, we have had groups where only one team member did the talking
all semester long. Or groups where the team members slouched and mumbled during presentations.
Neither of these is acceptable.
At the very least, we expect everyone in the group to introduce themselves at each presentation.
While some team members may not speak as much as others, we expect everyone to participate
in the presentation. This means that presentations have to be rehearsed ahead of time.
The correct way to break up a presentation often depends on the nature of the presentation
itself. This is one of the things that Traci will talk to you about.
The remainder of the class should be spent working on your
We want you to take the nondigital prototype very seriously. We find that students often
struggle with this assignment the most, as it can be hard to discretize your game before
you have even finished making it. That is why you should take this time to come up with
some ideas and bounce them off the course staff
while they are here.
There is nothing else to do for this lab -- just brainstorm. See the
instructions if you
need more guidance about what to do. In the next lab we may ask you to reanalyze your
nondigital prototype and determine how effective it was.
There is nothing to turn in for this communication lab. Instead, you will be graded on
your nondigital prototype
later this week.