Higher Ed AV Rings in the New Year with Summer Pre-Planning and More for 2021

January 14, 2021 by Jimmie Singleton, CTS

This month’s edition of the Higher Ed AV Digital Magazine starts the conversation about 2021 with a theme of “Summer Pre-Planning.” Although COVID may have thrown a wrench into normal plans and budget allocations, higher ed is still bound to specific timing windows for installations and upgrades.

2021 Trends: Continuing to Enhance Hybrid Classroom Technology

January 14, 2021 by Kirsten Nelson

Now that nearly all learning has a significant online component, and schools of all types will be endeavoring far to make a hybrid approach work for the foreseeable future, the outlook for 2021 places an emphasis on refinement of tools and practices. Particularly within higher education, where a hybrid approach to learning was already on the rise.

Sneak Peek of the New AVIXA.org

January 14, 2021

Try out the new AVIXA.org! We’re inviting you to come in and take a look around at our new digital home. We want your feedback so that AVIXA.org continues to be part of your daily journey in the AV industry.

Podcast: Human Factors in Workplace Design

January 08, 2021 by Kirsten Nelson

We have all learned how to work in new ways during the pandemic. By now, each individual has had time to consider what they miss about the old way of working, and what they have embraced about these socially distant times. The reactions are as varied as the types of people who share the workplace.

Audio Will Make Hybrid Venues More Immersive in 2021

January 07, 2021 by Kirsten Nelson

There’s a lot of talk about pent-up demand as we head into 2021. Pent-up demand for fully engaging real-life experiences. Particularly in the performing arts, where the irreplaceable experience of being enveloped by sound and scene will draw audiences and create rewarding connections.

Back to Basics for Effective Collaboration Solutions

January 06, 2021 by Franciele Mesadri

Although the current pandemic has brought some radical changes and accelerated trends, the reality is that collaborative spaces were already transforming due to the emergence of new styles of work meetings.

Finding the Hidden Gifts in 2020

December 15, 2020 by David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD

As the calendar year comes to a close and we prepare for time with family and friends - socially distanced, via video screen or in some modified way we are still discovering - I want to share with you some thoughts on what I see as the unexpected “gifts” of 2020.

Podcast: Transcending Technology to Create Narrative

December 10, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson

When we hear the word interactive, it’s easy to immediately think about technology, or the way we interface with it. But interactivity begins with humans, and is in fact an extension of the gestures, spontaneity and engagement we use to gather an understanding of the world around us.

Cut the Static: Creating Dynamic Experiences through Architecture and AV

December 09, 2020 by Michelle Bollen

Historically, buildings have been pretty set in stone. Architectural flexibility was the exception not the norm. Today, however, we live in a remarkable moment—a time when our spaces can shift with the flick of a hand across a keyboard. We can write an algorithm that turns a doorstep into a portal and build a canvas that paints (and even serenades) itself.

There’s a Better Way to Work Remote

December 08, 2020 by Zachary Fisher

The AVIXA Work Remote series, composed of short, shareable videos, answers the basic questions you’ve been getting recently on how to improve audio, video, lighting, and network performance. These days, we’re all going virtual so feel free to share these AV tips with your clients, friends, and even that random Facebook connection that you can’t remember ever meeting in real life.

Creating Solutions that Connect Near and Far

December 01, 2020 by Marcella Walsh

Early in the pandemic as the world shut down, we rushed to convert to an all-virtual world. AV technology was key to supporting that challenge. Now offices, classrooms, and spaces are either open or starting to open, but with new design strategies and implementations. AV technology again plays a key role in these new environments in not only promoting safety and distance where needed, but just as importantly, in facilitating the communication necessary for success.

Now It’s the “Smart” Built Environment

November 24, 2020 by Bob Snyder

While there is still much debate about what defines a smart building, you can appreciate the term describes a moving target, an industry that is constantly adapting to new technology as the old silos of building management fall and converge onto shared networks.

Reimagining Experience Centers for Hybrid Futures

November 23, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson

A lot has been said about what’s missing now that we rarely meet in person. But what might be underplayed is the simple idea of creating a real moment of actual focus in a scenario that takes us out of our daily routine.

Congreso AVIXA, distance is not an obstacle to the exchange of ideas

November 20, 2020 by Franciele Mesadri

The recent Congreso AVIXA has left many lessons learned, not only for those who have witnessed its conference program but also for the team of organizers of this virtual event aimed at professionals from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking AV industry.

Podcast: Getting Creative with Technology and Personal Branding on Social Media

November 17, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson

While networking remains relegated to mostly remote and virtual means these days, our on-screen personas matter even more. And as professional colleagues get a glimpse of each other’s personal lives in video meetings, it might be the perfect time to think about working on your branding.

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