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Reports and narrative about research and development around usability and accessibility, including our own work as well as others’

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Dec
5
2014

How we do usability testing of the EdWeb development

Yesterday at the Web Publishers Community, I gave a presentation in which I ran through how we manage to squeeze usability testing of the new CMS into each 3 week development burst. It was a preview of an event I’m running later in December which is now open for booking.

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Nov
21
2014

Why Currys made me think about the UX of our services

Sitting on the bus the other day, I picked up a copy of the free newspaper – the Metro. The outermost pages were an advert for the electrical retailer, Currys. It was a really nice ad that was essentially selling the user experience of technology. I took it back to the office to share with the team and challenge them to think about our services. I recommend you try it for yourself.

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Nov
6
2014

Web Publishing Community – October 2014: Optimal Sort and Treejack

This month’s Web Publishing Community session included updates on the implementation of Google’s Universal Analytics, improvements to the University website search and progress update on the EdWeb CMS. For me however, it was the case study on Optimal Workshop’s online tools, highlighting two online products that can help web editors to structure and label their content, that particularly caught my interest.

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Jul
13
2014

Reflections on the UX Scotland conference 2014

Last month Bruce and I attended the UX Scotland conference, held at the Dynamic Earth Centre here in Edinburgh. (UX is shorthand for ‘user experience’). In this post, I’m sharing a few thoughts about what I got from attending, resources you can check out for yourself and we also have a contribution from Bob Carr in the Office of Lifelong Learning who was there too.

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Jul
8
2014

Evolving the website design and navigation

At last month’s Web Publishers Community session, I went through how and why the design and navigation of the University website was changing. The slides from the session are available as ever, but I thought it would be good to write a blog post to cover the main points for those that couldn’t make the session.

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Jun
18
2014

Preview of IWMW 2014 presentations – UX in Higher Ed and Rebooting MyEd

Martin Morrey (from the IS Applications Web Integration Team) and I are both presenting at the upcoming web managers conference – IWMW 2014. We’re running an internal session previewing our presentations on Friday 4 July for colleagues that can’t make the conference. Continue reading: Preview of IWMW 2014 presentations – UX in Higher Ed and Rebooting MyEd

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