Robotics Award Presentation
Since 2010 I have worked with FIRST Robotics Team 2056 on their submission for the Chairman's Award, the most prestigious award in the FIRST Robotics Competition. One part of the award submission is a presentation about the work Team 2056 does in their community and for other FIRST teams. This outlines the creation of that presentation and some of the materials I have created to be used in the presentation.
Step 1: Rank Requirements
The FIRST Robotics Competition manual has guidelines explaining what a good Chairman's presentation covers. Each year we will take these requirements and rank them according to what we want to focus on in the presentation. One year the top ranked focus may be on community involvement while the next year it may be on fundraising to support international causes. This helps us decide what sections will go on the presentation board and what items may just be talked about verbally in the presentation or not even talked about at all.
Step 2: Layout
Organize Sections in Hand Sketch
Once we have decided on the sections for the presentation board, we create a hand-drawn sketch of where these sections will go.
Step 3: Early Design Stages
After hand-sketching where each section will go, we get feedback from team members. We will ask them if they would expect a section to go somewhere else and if so, where it would go. Sometimes we will cut up each section and have users physically move the sections around like a Card Sorting technique. After getting feedback we finalize the layout for our presentation board.
Step 4: Design Refinement
Colours and Typography
Finally, I will take the mockup from Step 3 and choose colours and typography to match the overall theme of the presentation. This will go through several iterations, checking in with various members of the team before it is complete.
Click on the images below to see other presentation boards I have created for Team 2056.