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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
22
2016
Jul
18
2016

Presenting Lean UX to the UK web management community at IWMW

Last month I had the honour of giving the opening plenary presentation at IWMW 2016, the UK Higher Education web professionals’ conference, in Liverpool. My topic was Lean UX, or as i expressed it, why requirements are hypotheses. Video and slides are now available.

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Jun
22
2016
Jun
8
2016

Usability testing showcase – new dates

We are running extra sessions of our showcase of the Usability Testing Service so even more colleagues to learn about the value of direct user engagement by taking part in a real session.

Upcoming dates look at the current student experience of IT help self service (14 June) and the prospective student experience using the Degree Finder (30 June).

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Jun
6
2016

Making my life easier with content strategy

Last week I was lucky enough to spend a day in London learning about content strategy and design with Sarah Richards of the Content Design Centre. In this post I’ll be talking about some of the key principles of both practices and hope to convince you of the value of taking a fresh look at your online content to see if it’s serving the needs of your users as well as it might be.
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May
30
2016

Straight from the horse’s mouth – focusing student support web content

We’re currently doing some work to support the Student Experience Services Communications (SES Comms) project, and as part of this, we’ve been reviewing the Personal Tutors and Student Support Officers (PTs and SSOs) website.

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