Presentation Zen

Monday, September 28, 2009

So, I am back from the EuroIA Conference 2009. Not being a presenter myself, it was very interesting to watch others present.

Though I am a big fan of well-designed PowerPoints, the main thing it boils down to is (in my opinion at least): less content, more message. And messages are best wrapped in stories.

Accordingly, the best presentations were those that came along as nice little stories... UX stories, so to speak ;)

Speaking of little stories, let me tell you this interesting tale:


One day while walking through the wilderness a man stumbled upon a vicious tiger. He ran but soon came to the edge of a high cliff. Desperate to save himself, he climbed down a vine and dangled over the fatal precipice.

As he hung there, two mice appeared from a hole in the cliff and began gnawing on the vine.

Suddenly, he noticed on the vine a plump wild strawberry. He plucked it and popped it in his mouth. It was incredibly delicious!

About This Blog

This blog is a companion to the UX Storytellers project. You will find everything that's currently going on, what has happened so far and what is planned for the future.

Learn through storytelling

The best way to learn is through listening to stories. The best way to teach is through telling stories. Are you a UX Expert with stories to tell? We would love to hear your story.

Famous Quotes

The universe is made of stories, not atoms.
Muriel Rukeyser

There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. Ursula K. LeGuin