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Project 0: NetLogo Model Presentation

posted Nov 25, 2019, 10:50 AM by JonAlf Dyrland-Weaver   [ updated Jan 8, 2020, 2:06 PM ]
For this assignment you and a partner are going to make a presentation on one of the NetLogo programs in the included models library. You will select a model, then put together a short (~5 minute) presentation along with a 1-2 page paper discussing the model.

Project Specifics:
  • You can use any program in the SAMPLE MODELS directory except:
    • Anything under games
    • Flocking
    • Ants
    • Genetic Drift
    • Cellular Automata
    • Optical Illusions
    • Fire
    • Sound Machines
  • Your Presentation will be graded in each of the following areas:
    • Information
      • What are we supposed to learn from this?
      • How well you explain the purpose of the model. 
      • What is it? What does it do? How does it work?
      • Are the any limitations to the model?
      • Is there any interesting/strange behavior we can observe?
    • Element Description
      • How well you explain the interface elements & their usage.
      • What are they? How do they impact the model.
      • Some of this might overlap with the Purpose section.
    • Quality of Presentation
      • How well you explain things.
      • 3 very important tips:
        • SPEAK LOUDLY
        • Do not speak with your back to the class
        • Show examples of the model working while you present
        • Unless there's something really interesting in the code section, refrain from discussing the code itself. The purpose is to demonstrate the model, not teach the code.
    • Excitement
      • You chose the model because you liked it, this should show in your presentation. Try to get the rest of us to understand why you liked it so much.
    • Written Report
      • Your written report should be 1-2 pages and contain all the informational content of your presentation.
      • Do not pad it with unnecessary information.
Partner/Model Selection and Presentation Dates
  • We will have 2-3 presentations at the end of each class
  • You or your partner (NOT BOTH) will fill out this form:
  • Selections are first come first serve, if someone before you selects the same model, or you pick an inappropriate model, you will be notified.
  • Once all groups have been created I will randomly order the groups for actual presentations.
  • Each group should fill out the form by Monday, 12/2
  • If you do not inform me of your group by then, I will randomly assign you a partner.
  • The presentations will begin after that.
Presentation Peer Review
  • During presentations, the viewers will rate the presenters in the following categories:
    1. Overall presentation quality
    2. Clarity
      • Could you hear presenters?
      • Did you understand them?
      • Was the information presented in a clear way?
    3. Information
      • How well did the presenters explain the purpose of the model.
      • Do you feel that the important features of the model were explained.
      • Did the presenters explain the interface elements.
      • Did you learn something new?
    4. Excitement/Fun quotient
      • Did the presenters seem inspired? 
      • Were you inspired?
  • You will give each category a rating on a 1 (very bad) to 5 (best thing ever) scale.

Presentation Order
Haotian  Gan Shadman Rakib     Virus on a Network
Marko Zimic Rickey Dong     Lightning
Edward Wu Sherman Yan     Traffic Intersection
Kyle Li         Ryan Poon     Climate Change
Justin Murdock Steven Lei     Altruism
Hebe Huang Laura Xia Rene Yang Rebellion
Peter Zhao Benson  Ma     Peppered Moths
Alif  Abdullah Eric Li             Wolf Sheep Predation
Ari Gurovich Steven Rakhmanchik  Muscle Development
Fahim  Khan Syed Rahman         Membrane Formation
Paco Tang Ethan Lam     Fireworks
Aaron Contreras Leonard Ma     AIDS
Jerry Liang Ivan Mijacika     Galton Box
Eric Wang Michael Yang     Doppler Effect
Matthew Wagman Tomas Acuna     Simple Birth Rate