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!