Since the project will almost certainly have to fit within the institution’s existing AV infrastructure, the AETM mandates that the institution’s audio visual services staff be involved in the process from the Concept Design phase. Often the institution’s AV staff have years of practical experience specific to educational technology in that institution and are a valuable resource to the project. Long after the project team has forgotten about the project, the institution’s AV staff will be supporting what was built, so they are in every sense a stakeholder.
The following guidelines for the engagement of the institution’s AV staff have been adapted from the Design Guidelines of the University of Technology Sydney. With the written approval of the institution’s AV services management, some of the processes listed below may be delegated to the appointed AV designer.`