Pecha Kucha, the Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit chat") began in Tokyo, back in 2003. Conceived by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, their original goal was to create a space where designers could share their ideas/passions with others.So how does one make this happen? Is there a guide to creating such a presentation? I stumbled upon Felix Jung's blog called: http://avoision.com/pechakucha/. He describes the process he used, which we should all pay attention to. His solution follows some key points and then goes further in detail:
However, knowing how dangerous it is to give a designer a microphone... they decided to put some checks in place. In order to prevent speakers from droning on and on, the Pecha Kucha format has restrictions: namely, 20 slides, on display for 20 seconds each. Because of this constraint every single Pecha Kucha presentation, regardless of speaker or topic, is exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds in length.
- Picking Your Passion
- Notecards and Paper Clips
- Capturing Ideas
- Grouping Cards Into Sets
- It's About Removing Content, NOT Adding
- Sequential Doesn't Mean Linear