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Work we’ve been doing on projects that support strategic themes or overall University strategy.

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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
9
2017

The building blocks of our new strategy

Having recently joined the University in the role of Head of Web Strategy & Technologies, I’ve had an intense few weeks getting to grips with the University’s online presence. In this post I’ll cover a little of my thinking around strategy, and upcoming areas of work.

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May
4
2017

User Experience briefing to Digital Transformation Board

This week I gave an update on the pilot User Experience Services to the board overseeing all areas involved in the Digital Transformation portfolio. In this post, I’m sharing the slides, plus a transcript of what I talked through.

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Apr
14
2017

A process of continuous improvement reduces support calls (not forms)

Our tech team recently did some great work for IS Helpline, creating a bespoke webform that directs users to self-serve before submitting an enquiry. The form itself, though, isn’t what will ultimately help reduce support calls—it’s an iterative process of user testing, editorial improvements and analysis.

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Apr
12
2017

Edinburgh Global Experience Language (EdGEL) Digital Strategy

Starting life as an Asset and Style Library for EdWeb the Edinburgh Global Experience Language (EdGEL) is evolving into a Code Agnostic Framework with built in processes and global standards compliance.

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Mar
21
2017
Mar
17
2017

Student Counselling Service – Discussing outcomes with the right people

Last week, we held a workshop for the Student Counselling Service, (SCS) as part of a suite of work we’ve been doing for Student Experience Services.

What was the issue?

The Counselling website have the same problem as almost every other site – too many pages and not enough time. Some of their processes have also changed since they last properly reviewed at their website. Continue reading: Student Counselling Service – Discussing outcomes with the right people

Mar
2
2017

Design thinking with Edinburgh students at the Festival of Creative Learning

Last week I supported colleague Ross Ward, part of our Educational Design & Engagement team, in running a session that introduced UX concepts to students, and enabled him to explore new opportunities for technology-enhanced learning.

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