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Reports from our training and events, both UWP-run and external; updates on new training we’re developing, and why.

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Jul
28
2017

Design thinking and user experience training through Lynda.com

The University provides access for staff and students to a wealth of online learning through Lynda.com. I’ve been working my way through much of the UX provision and can strongly recommend a playlist I compiled of sessions by Chris Nodder.

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Jul
19
2017

My UX Scotland conference presentation: Change through education

Last month, I presented a session at the annual UX Scotland conference. It was a great honour to appear on the same programme as people with a world-wide reputation in the field such as Jared Spool and Dana Chisnell. In this post, I’ve included my slides and a transcript of what I said.

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Jun
28
2017

Engaging & understanding our users: a pilot User Experience Service showcase

This week we ran our first event to showcase the work of the pilot User Experience Service and associated areas like EdGEL and strategy development. At this session I wanted to try a different approach, encouraging dialogue about our work-in-progress, rather than one-way dissemination.

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Jun
19
2017

Website Support Clinic update – Using form conditionals to allow multiple answers

At a recent Website Support Clinic, I worked with a web publisher who was creating an EdWeb form with a question that had potentially multiple textfield answers. We used conditionals so that the form would only present extra textfields when needed.

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May
18
2017

Website Support Clinic update – Homepage text colours

At a recent Website Support Clinic, I worked with a web publisher who was wondering about what determines the colour of the text on EdWeb homepage panes. In short, the text colour is determined by the site colour, pane priority level and whether the text is a link or not.

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