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UCISA Event - Preparing for the new digital accessibility requirements

18 Sep 2019 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Ucisa Live

Sketches of first talk

IWMW19 Plenary Talks 11 to 14

27 Jun 2019 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw19 Iwmw Live

The closing session of the conference.

IWMW19 Plenary Talk 4 and Short Talks

27 Jun 2019 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw19 Iwmw Live

No, You Don’t Need a Website!

IWMW19 Plenary Talks 9 and 10

27 Jun 2019 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw19 Iwmw Live

How to train your content- so it doesn’t slow you down…

IWMW19 Plenary Talks 5 and 6

26 Jun 2019 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw19 Iwmw Live

What we Learnt from Rebuilding the University of Derby Website in 10 Months

IWMW19 Plenary Talks 7 and 8

26 Jun 2019 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw19 Iwmw Live

Grassroots & Guerrillas: The Beginnings of a UX Revolution

IWMW19 Plenary Talks 1,2 & 3

25 Jun 2019 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw19 Iwmw Live

The opening session of the conference.

Digifest19 Sketchnotes

02 Apr 2019 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Digifest Live

I attended day two of JISC’s DigiFest having heard lots of good things about the range of sessions on offer, covering lots of the pressing issues around Teaching and Learning tech. @JoysyJohn from Nesta gave a keynote that raised the issue of skills gaps across lots of economies, even accounting for the massive predicted changes in economies across the world. All very optimistic for learning organisations if they (we) can grasp how to deliver these things, and figure out how to get the ‘non AI’ skills we need. Joysy’s slides were all very interesting and I think the video could easily have been longer and delivered at a more leisurely pace and been great. The slides are available on the DigiFest programme and well worth a look.

ITIL Service Design Training

17 Mar 2019 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Live Training

ITIL Service design training - Lot of notes for 3 days worth of ITIL training.

2018 Reflections

01 Jan 2019 in Blog Tagged: Thoughts Data

So common as to be a cliché, here are some of my reflections from the last year that I hope will help me process what has been a particularly interesting year professionally.

Power BI Dashboard Design Training

08 Oct 2018 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Live Training

Training in Power BI. Some people seemed fascinated by my notes so here they are.

ITIL Training

24 Sep 2018 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Live Training

Training in ITIL. Lot of notes for 3 days worth of ITIL training.

IWMW18-megan-mcfarlane-mike-mcconnell

18 Jul 2018 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw18 Iwmw Live

One for the people in the audience hungry for detail about good tools to do something that will be increasingly important for Universities as they up their competitive games. It was nice to have a meaty talk with plenty of detail about tools alongside how they are important.

IWMW18-keith-macdonald

18 Jul 2018 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw18 Iwmw Live

Another case study about content. There was a consistent theme emerging of content out of control, lack of expertise across the org added to the very unique needs of such a federated University. Got a big thumbs up from me for the

IWMW18-jenni-taylor

18 Jul 2018 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw18 Iwmw Live

Big finish for the conference with a cracking talk, ending the conference on a nicely evangelistic note. Also loved the way that it wasn’t just an exhortation, but there were examples of Jenni and her team putting their own advice into practice.

IWMW18-ayala-gordon-padma-gillen

18 Jul 2018 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw18 Iwmw Live

Another good exposition of real world work, and the challenges along the way. Even though there are teams doing lots of similar transformation exercises, there’s always unique little things that come out of these. I particularly liked

IWMW18-Panel

18 Jul 2018 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw18 Iwmw Live

Interesting perpectives on this panel. This conference has always been great for having sponsors that are a million miles away from a hard sell, and a few came and gave their advice on how to work with external people. Treating suppliers like people and making some effort to include them in a meaningful way means you actually get more out of the whole relationship. Who knew?

IWMW18-gareth-edwards

18 Jul 2018 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw18 Iwmw Live

I was looking forward to Gareth’s talk based on the topic and the knowledge that he is one of those strange people that don’t seem to get nervous and actively enjoys public speaking. He didn’t disappoint.

IWMW18-dave-musson

18 Jul 2018 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw18 Iwmw Live

This tour around some great content really got me scribbling down things to go and catch up on, steall and try. Dave even managed to make me reconsider my boredom with Campus shots of Buildings. And the advice about Press Releases was very pertinent.

IWMW18-andrew-millar

18 Jul 2018 in Sketchnotes Tagged: Iwmw18 Iwmw Live

Andrew’s opening bit about the severe panic attack that he experienced was a great way in to one of the conference highlights. If you saw his talk last year, you’ll understand that Andrew and his team at Dundee have been doing tons of great work, and perhaps this talk showed a little of the personal cost of such demanding work.