Session Details

Beyond the Buildings: A New Generation of Campus Maps

DPA6 Development, Programming and Architecture

Location: Pavilion Ballroom West

MONDAY, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Campus maps are often monolithic and confined to a single page or section on your web site, and sometimes are even just a link to a PDF. Lee and To will talk about rethinking the whole idea of the campus map, and how to go from a single stand-alone map to a modular, extensible map system, that you can use throughout your web site and build/layer other types of location-based content on top of. For example, a self-guided mobile walking tour of historic buildings, a virtual tour of sustainability features around campus, a landscape/garden tour showing how the landscaping of the physical campus enhances the academic experience. Also: event, parking, and accessibility information; department and office locations. The session will cover strategy, process, challenges, opportunities, and touch on adding HTML5 geolocation for mobile use, empowering campus groups to make their own simple maps, using available community-generated data, and open-source tools.

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Presenters

Mark Lee
Associate Director of Web Communications & New Media, Colorado College

Mark Lee is the Associate Director of Web Communications & New Media at Colorado College. He has been working in the higher ed web field for over a decade, and continues to wear many hats and learn many new things every day. His work and interests include web design and development, user experience, social media, content strategy, and much more, but blending html, css, and javascript to bring stories to life is his favorite thing ever.

Karen To
Director of Web Communications & New Media, Colorado College

Karen To is the Director of Web Communications & New Media at Colorado College. She leads a small but talented team which strives to convey the magnificence of CC on the Web.

Arezoo Habibi
Communications Intern, Colorado College

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