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Communication Corner

Why visual aids need to be less visual

by Philip Yaffe

Each "Communication Corner" essay is self-contained; however, they build on each other. For best results, before reading this essay and doing the exercise, go to the first essay "How an Ugly Duckling Became a Swan," then read each succeeding essay.

Public speaking is not only about communicating your ideas orally, but also visually. Too many presentations are undermined by poorly chosen slides. An outstanding presentation is one that addresses two fundamental objectives, with the end goal of leaving a lasting impression on the audience.



An interview with Katie Schuman: on the future of neuromorphic computing

Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

In this series of interviews with innovation leaders, Ubiquity Associate Editor and software engineer, Dr. Bushra Anjum, sits down with Katie Schuman to discuss computers inspired by biological neural systems as an alternate promising architecture. ...


How to instantaneously improve your speaking voice

March 2019
by Philip Yaffe

Although we spend more time speaking than we do writing, the fact remains that most people speak very poorly. Phil Yaffe provides some tips on how to purposely redesign your articulation. To learn how to to make immediate changes to your speaking voice, read this week's installment of Communication Corner. ...


An interview with Indrajit Roy: toward self-correcting systems

February 2019
Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

Imagine a world where software can run for days, months, and years without any human intervention. This is the future of computing. ...