Articles tagged: lessig method

The Lessig Method (sometimes called the Lessig presentation style) is a presentation technique named for Lawrence Lessig which involves using a large number of slides, each of which usually consists of a simple picture or a few words.

When done well, Lessig Method presentations captivate the audience magically. When done poorly, Lessig Method presentations cause information overload.

Dick Hardt\’s Identity 2.0 speech is often cited as one of the best examples of the Lessig Method.

I first viewed Dick Hardt‘s Identity 2.0 presentation from OSCON 2005 over two years ago. It was unlike any presentation I had ever seen at the time. I noted that I had just been injected with information.

I recently returned to the presentation with a more critical view.

  • Was the presentation really that good?
  • Was it the style, the substance, or both?
  • More importantly, what can we, as presenters, learn from it?

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