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DES300NA(デザイン学 / Design science 300)
English Presentation for Design Thinking and Discussion

BAKER Duncan Guy

Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school Faculty of Enginneering and Design
Attached documents
Year 2022
Class code B2050
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 秋学期前半/Fall(1st half)
Day/Period 金4/Fri.4,金5/Fri.5
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷
Classroom name 各学部・研究科等の時間割等で確認
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes)
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Optional/Compulsory 選択
Admission year
Category (2023~)
Category (2019~2022) 都市環境デザイン工学科
Category SD

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Outline and objectives

This English-language presentation course shows you how to create a short PowerPoint presentation efficiently then communicate it effectively


To understand how simplicity leads to sophistication through key principles of effective design and communication


  • (A)歴史・文化・自然の理解・尊重:
  • (B)技術者倫理:
  • (C)工学基礎学力:10%
  • (D)専門基礎学力:
  • (E)専門知識の活用・応用能力:
  • (F)総合デザイン能力:
  • (G)コミュニケーション能力:90%
  • (H)継続的学習能力:
  • (I)業務遂行能力:

Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?


Default language used in class

英語 / English

Method(s)(学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )

A Process-based
B Medium = Message
[how to make and give presentations is taught through presentations]
C Preparation x Practice = PRESENCE

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

なし / No


授業形態/methods of teaching:対面/face to face


week 1[対面/face to face]:Stage 1:
Choosing your Topic

Brainstorming & mind-mapping

week 2[対面/face to face]:Stage 2: Researching

The Rule of 3
The Number 5

week 3[対面/face to face]:Stage 3: Outlining

5-part structure

week 4[対面/face to face]:Stage 4: Drafting

The elements of harmonious verbal and visual design:

week 5[対面/face to face]:Stage 5: Refining

Editing: less > more
Principles of Presence
Presentation practice

week 6[対面/face to face]:Presentation Week

Class presentations

week 7[対面/face to face]:V for Vendetta

Letter V : Number 5 Rule of 3

Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

1. Researching your topic
2. Preparing presentation slides and handout
3. Practicing your presentation




1. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Carmine Gallo

2. The Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst

3. The Non-designer's Design Book, Robin Williams

Grading criteria

32% Preparation: meeting deadlines
34% Presentation: content and style
34% Quality of presentation delivery

Changes following student comments

Before, students had to choose presentation topics related to their major area of study

Now, you have freedom to choose any topic which interests you

Equipment student needs to prepare

You will need in every class of this course:
1.notebook computer / tablet