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  1. Electronic Presentation Guide 2002 VLSI Test Symposium 4/2/2002 v2.0

  2. Outline • VTS presentations are unlike other conference presentations • Presentation Guidelines • Specs for electronic slides • Schedule • Good and bad examples

  3. VTS Presentations • Presentations are limited to 15 mins • Focus on pertinent information • DO NOT attempt to fit entire paper onto slides • List only the key innovations and novel approaches on slides • Audience comprises of technical experts • Details of proofs and theories are redundant

  4. Standards and Guidelines • Standard: mandatory requirements for VTS presentations • Presentations will be dropped for failure to follow • Guideline: suggested good practices • Result in good visuals • It’s your choice: Deviate at your own risk • Guidelines in ordinary yellow text

  5. Projection Computer • Pentium PC, 100Mhz or faster • 32 Mbytes CPU memory • Microsoft Windows 2000 • PowerPoint 2000 • VTS supplies projection computer • VTS preloads all presentations • No changes at the conference

  6. Style Guidelines • 15 slides, including title slide • 9 lines max on a text slide • 7 words max per line • High contrast: Light lettering/lines on a dark background • Company (university) logo on title slide only • Show only what you will talk about

  7. Style Guidelines (cont) • Short phrases, not long sentences • Use Arial, or similar sans serif font • This line uses the Helvetica font • The rest of the document uses Arial • 36 Point Titles • 28 point text • Use graphs instead of tables

  8. Contrast • High contrast very important • Has to be visible from back of large room • Use light lines/text on a dark background • Foreground: White, yellow, light cyan • Background: Black, dark blue, brown, dark green • Caution: Red, orange or blue lettering and lines become unreadable when projected

  9. Display Speed • Slides should display instantly • Do not distract the audience with slow transition effects • Avoid overuse of slow graphics, fonts and special effects

  10. About your presentation • Presentation timing: • 15 minutes for actual presentation • 3 minutes for Q & A • 2 minutes to switch presentations • Hard deadline of April 6 to submit • Provides time to get presentation into database

  11. Schedule • April 6: Final presentation submission deadline • Provides time to get presentation into database

  12. A Bad Example • This slide has no title. Titles help guide the audience through the talk. All slides except photographs should have a title. • The type on this slide is too small. It’s readable here, but when projected, only the presenter and maybe those in the front rows will be able to read it. Those in the back will be completely lost. • USE OF ALL CAPITAL LETTERS OR ITALICS also makes slides difficult to read. Use dark backgrounds; not light! • This slide would be easier to follow if indentations were used. • Don’t design your VTS slides to be stand alone. They are a guide to your presentation. If they were understandable by themselves, we could just publish them and forget about presentations! Your slides support what you say: They don’t replace it. • This slide has too many words and too many points. Keep your slides under nine lines.

  13. Thank You and Good Luck!