Author Archives: Kevin Mears

IWMW18 Thoughts and Sketchnotes

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Earlier (In My Career), Alison Kerwin, University of York Alison’s talk was a great way to kick off the conference. As a well known and respected leader in multiple Web roles across multiple institutions, her personal insight into the difficulties often come with the territory of making change happen The … Continue reading IWMW18 Thoughts and Sketchnotes Continue reading

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Leaving my comfort zone

I’ve recently volunteered to take part in a JISC funded project around developing data dashboards. This blog post is my way of making sense of what I did, how it went and what I learnt. Before I talk about my efforts I need to explain a little about the context. The two organisations supporting this … Continue reading Leaving my comfort zone Continue reading

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IWMW17 Sketchnotes and thoughts

Round up The conference was excellent again this year – given the challenges of Brexit, and broader changes to the HE sector it was more upbeat than might have been expected. It seemed that there wasn’t much doom and gloom – instead people seemed to be confident in their abilities to meet the challenges. Mainly … Continue reading IWMW17 Sketchnotes and thoughts Continue reading

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USW Support Staff Conference 2016

Ben Calvert’s talk on Student Experience I recently attended the support staff conference here at USW as I was asked if I’d like to run a small session on sketchnoting, and thought it’d be rude not to go along to the rest of the event. I was glad I did. The first session was Ben … Continue reading USW Support Staff Conference 2016 Continue reading

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IWMW16 – The big roundup

As is now customary, I’ve made my sketch notes available elsewhere, but this year I thought I’d have a go at rounding up and responding to the sessions. For more detail there is very comprehensive coverage on Lanyrd. Requirements Are Hypotheses: How Lean UX Can Help You Develop Better Products I’ve seen Neil speak a few … Continue reading IWMW16 – The big roundup Continue reading

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