Archive | Best Practices RSS feed for this section

Classroom Standards IV: The Equipment!

This is the fourth and final stop on our whirlwind journey into the world of developing classroom standards. If you missed any of the previous episodes you can start catching up here. Much of this material is loosely based on the AV/IT Infrastructure Guidelines for Higher Education. The guidelines don’t cover classroom standards specifically, but because they cover […]

Read more

Modern Control Systems: Q&A With Practitioners

On June 3, InfoComm International hosted a webinar titled Modern Approaches to Control Systems Design. The webinar built upon InfoComm’s whitepaper released earlier this year, delving deeper into the Control Systems Layer model, standardized programming and future trends. The Q&A session at the end of the presentation wasn’t long enough to cover the many questions we received […]

Read more

Why ‘We’ve Always Done It This Way’ Is Often the Easy Way Out

As Navigate Management Consulting continues to gain clients and help them be more successful, effective, and productive, we continue to hear “We’ve always done it this way” as the most favored answer to the question, “Why do you do what you do?” What we consistently find is that the people (owners/employees) who initially developed the […]

Read more

5 Things I Wish I Knew in the First 5 Years of My Career

In my career in technology, I have helped many customers create wayfinding systems — the touchscreen-enabled systems that allow people to chart where they are and where they are going as they navigate a shopping center or college campus. Wayfinding is a lot like the lifelong effort of shaping a career. The first step is […]

Read more

Classroom Design Standards: Spelling Out ‘Look and Feel’

This is part three of my four-part blog on classroom design standards in higher education. In part one I discussed industry standards and how they can be helpful, either requiring that they be followed or using them as the basis for other internal standards. In part two I discussed what I called campus infrastructure standards, […]

Read more