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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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Oct
11
2016

Collaborative planning of new user experiences for Cityscope

Reaching consensus on the ideal user experience can be challenging. It’s even harder when the product doesn’t exist yet. I’ve been helping the Cityscope development team focus their attentions to deliver something that’s both useful and easy to use.

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Oct
10
2016

Helping Aberdeen University become more user-focused

I’ve just returned from delivering 2 days of UX training for the University of Aberdeen. We covered usability testing and review, workshops and prototyping.

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Sep
30
2016

Web Publishers’ Community – September 2016 update

This month’s WPC session focused on research done on social media integration with the University website, the power of repeat usability testing, EdGEL for blogging and the use of GitLab in the development process.

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Jul
29
2016

Usability Testing Service pilot phase – reflecting on my experiences

With 9 projects, 43 participants and 11 hours of video footage, it has been a hectic 10 weeks working as Usability Testing Assistant for the pilot service. I’ve had a great time and look forward to more when we continue our work from September.

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Jul
28
2016

Usability Testing Service insight leads to student app enhancements

Over the past couple of months Vanessa and I have been supporting the development of a new web app for students. The Web, Graphics & Interaction Team invited us to get involved and help them make their new service as quick and user-friendly to use as possible. The collaboration has been a great success.

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Jul
27
2016

Using Media Hopper for usability test recordings

The recently launched Media Hopper service for University staff and students provides an excellent (and free) means to record usability testing sessions. We recommend you try it as a means to easily share your findings with colleagues and stakeholders.

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Jul
22
2016
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