After lunch yesterday, I finished up my MCA presentation. I’m fairly happy with how it turned out, and I look forward to presenting it on Thursday. I was really trying to stress the design process and how I was designing a splint specifically to accommodate for Abby’s needs. I hope that comes off as clear when I present.
This morning, we had a meeting with our entire project team. As we went over the multiple components of the experiment, we all started to realize how it was coming together. Seeing the avatar in the virtual environment was definitely a huge accomplishment, because that was the main hurdle we had to get over in order to get the experiment started. We are going to start collecting data next week.
We had Craft of Research during our luncheon lecture today. We went over how to make research posters, which is something I’ve wanted to learn for awhile. The best advice I’ve ever gotten as a poster is to think about your elevator pitch. What visuals/bullet points would best describe your idea? Then that’s what you should put on the poster. Stephen also gave great advice to our project team today, which was give a few sentences (30 seconds) to the audience member about what your project is about, and gauge their interest. If they don’t seem interested, move on. If not, tell them more about your project!
It turns out that we’re not presenting our MCA’s today. That’s a disappointment to me because I was ready to present, but I think it’s better that the other faculty members and grad students are here for our presentations.