MeFi Academics: Describe the perfect conference web app
February 14, 2012 10:14 AM Subscribe
MeFi academics: imagine you're attending a conference. Describe the your dream conference web app/website.
posted by Deathalicious to education (35 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working on a web-based app (with schedule, planner, maps, etc) for an upcoming academic conference. I'm looking for things you've loved or hated about conference apps you've used in the past, as well as any wondrous ideas that exist only in your head.
What features are essential?
What features do you never use?
What are things you find frustrating at conferences that good technology might help to resolve?
IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING:
The web app will be designed to work on a broad range of devices.
The data will be real time (that is, it will not have outdated times or rooms)
No ads, flashy graphics, or UI gimmicks.
Funds and tech aren't infinite. For example, we can't embed RFID tags on everyone's badge and get their exact location inside the building.
Are you familiar with QR codes? Would you be willing to use QR codes to do things like check into presentations, view upcoming presentations in a room, add event to your planner, or go directly to a discussion forum?