This description is modified from Ryan Cordell’s Pecha Kucha assignment for his “Deep Mapping” course at Northeastern University.
Full PechaKucha Format: In this format, you have exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds to present your material: 20 slides that auto-advance every 20 seconds. These presentations will follow the Pecha Kucha presentation standards. Here are the rules:
- You will have exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
- Your presentation will use PowerPoint (because Keynote and Google Presentations don’t work as well), but you’ll be restricted to 20 slides. No more, no less. Period.
- Each slide must be set to auto-advance after 20 seconds. No clickers, no exceptions.
- Your presentation must also follow the 1/1/5 rule. You must have at least one image per slide, you can use each exact image only once, and you should add no more than five words per slide.
- You can find images by searching for only Creative-Commons licensed pictures. Click HERE for a guide to using Google Images’ new tool for doing this.
- Alternately, you can use images that you have taken yourself, for which you have received permission from friends, or (if appropriate) that come from the website of the organization you are describing.
- You should not attempt to tell us everything that you might say in a written paper nor explain every nuance of your argument. Instead, you should be looking to give your audience an overview of the project. When designing the presentation, think SHORT, INFORMAL, and CREATIVE. Perhaps surprisingly, the Pecha Kucha form’s restriction (paradoxically) promotes this creativity.
Meso-PechaKucha Format: In this format, you have exactly 5 minutes to present your material — 15 slides that auto-advance every 20 seconds. Meso PechaKucha presentations also follow the above rules.
Mini-PechaKucha Format: In this format, you have exactly 3 minutes and 20 seconds to present your material — 10 slides that auto-advance every 20 seconds. Mini PechaKucha presentations also follow the above rules.