I won a “best in track” award for this presentation about the politics of doing information architecture in higher education at the national HighEd Web 2011 Conference in Austin, TX. The presentation itself was dynamic and multimodal, with moments of “suggested tweets” to accommodate the popular “backchannel” of conversations that take place during conference presentations these days. It was part introduction to IA and part conflict mediation. We as highedweb professionals are often already engaged in doing IA and know what kind of trouble it can lead to. My presentation included a set of strategies and advice for doing it more effectively.
The presentation itself was built totally online using Google Docs. I chose this format for maximum portability and reusability. I also wanted to measure access to this presentation which was done via the short URL and Google’s “share” feature.