PechaKucha 20×20. 20 slides. 20 seconds for slide.
This is the format of PechaKucha. PechaKucha is a Japanese format for presentation, invented by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo’s Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa). Six minutes and forty seconds to say whether you want, but not a second more.
“PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.
It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.
It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.”
Why a LivingLab PechaKucha event? Because it is an occasion for the researchers to present their findings (or their research questions…) in a compact and quick way. It is incredibly difficult to find the right amount of words to be said in 20 seconds. They usually are too many or not many enough. You need not to write a lot on your slide (and researchers are used to write thousand of words in their poresentation…!). You need to find good images that give the idea of what you are saying, so that people can understand at the first sight and do not have to read your presentation, but they can listen to you.
It has been a good way for organising my ideas and my thoughts…. It is always so difficult to explain the thousands of thoughts in 10-15 minutes. But if you think that you have less than 7 minutes…. well the challenge is much more difficult!
Indeed it has been a very nice moment for me and my mates.
Looking forward to the next one! …..Hopefully it doesn’t come too soon!