October 7-10, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Session Details

Everything You Know is Not Quite Right Anymore: Rethinking Best Practices to Respond to the Future

#UAD2 Usability, Accessibility and Design Track

102 C, Frontier Airlines Center


We’re entering a new era where an increasing number of devices with wildly divergent features -- including phones, tablets, game consoles, and TVs -- are connected to the Internet. As the way people access the Internet changes, there is an urgent need to rethink how we use the web to communicate. This doesn't mean creating separate solutions for each device but rather preparing our existing content to meet this increasingly unpredictable future. Dave Olsen and Doug Gapinski will share and examine examples that show how responsive design will help institutions rethink and adjust for the future-friendly web.


Dave Olsen
Professional Technologist, West Virginia University

Dave Olsen has been a developer and project manager with the University Relations - Web unit at West Virginia University (WVU) for the last nine years. He has worked on and led projects that range from developing a university-wide CMS to creating award-winning marketing websites. For the past two and a half years, he has led the way in implementing mobile solutions and strategy for WVU. Along the way Olson has gained valuable experience working with technologies like text messaging, mobile web and native applications while integrating them into existing processes to support WVU’s mission.

Doug Gapinski
Strategist, mStoner

Doug Gapinski is a strategist at mStoner -- which provides strategy and creative work to colleges, universities, and professional and graduate schools -- where he works with a team to complete web relaunches and other communications solutions in support of admissions and advancement. Gapinski received a BFA in graphic design from Indiana University and owned a successful freelance business prior to working for mStoner.