13 November 2006

Handouts or no handouts?


Notes and sketches, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

User Experience Designer and Product Manager Jeff Lash, speaking at the 2006 St. Louis User Experience Design Conference (STLUX).

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7 comments:

Tojosan said...

Really sorry I didn't know about this conference. I actually had November 10th.

I'm in the handouts as takeaways mode these days. Also in the handouts as part of the email invite.

A coworker has taken to emailing reading materials to help folks prepare but not to be used as handouts. That has been having mixed results.

Ryan said...

Great quote...

In meeting contexts I've always preferred having handouts so I can make notes right on the content/context of the presentation or discussion. Especially if it's content I'm familiar with and am discussing rather than learning.

In a conference / education setting blank is better. Retention goes up and I'm more focused on the presentation.

Riaz said...

don't forget to give them a pen as well. ;")

Bruick said...

In my experience, it's usually the liberals in the room that prefer handouts, while conservatives tend to side against them.

Anonymous said...

be careful about giving blank paper to creatives; they're likely to doodle unflattering characatures of you as you present. :)

dave said...

Ha ha

They mean well :)

Anonymous said...

I like the drawing. You can wait and give a necessary handout after the necessary presentation. If it's a presentation that isn't necessary or attention-getting, then your audience may not care about it.