April 5 Day One -- What each team needs to prepare for the first day of class!


TTh 11am - 12:20am


Tech M345


Chris Riesbeck


Demo #1 Task

You've built your first app slice. You've tested it on users. Time to show it off with a demo!

You have at most 3 minutes to demo. To make the most of it,

A good demo is not a feature tour. Features are the worst possible way to demo an app. They're a terrible way to design an app. Microsoft Word has thousands of features. Most of them are never used.

The right way to demo is with a story. A story has realistic people in a realistic situation. There's a problem. Your app comes to the rescue and the problem is solved. That's what a demo needs to tell, and all it needs to tell. Less is more.

For more on stories and apps, see Storytelling by Design by Kim Goodwin.


Update your Product Box in the shared Google Team Projects Demo #1 slide set, as necessary.

Have at least one designated note taker to write down notes on things that didn't work, and comments from the class.

Questions? Ask your team mates. Still unclear? Post questions to Piazza.