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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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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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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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May
26
2016

Usability testing EdWeb CMS with an audience

Yesterday I ran a series of usability testing sessions that were observed by nearly 30 colleagues, most of whom are customers of our service. Some teams would want to do this in private, but not us! We’re happy to have our customers help us identify where we can improve.

Plus, we’ve more usability sessions in the next few weeks to showcase our new service, so read on to find out more and come along to the next one.

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Apr
12
2016

Humility in development – a Lean UX concept

I was watching a presentation by Lean UX author, Jeff Gothelf, and a point he made about user-focused development – taking small steps, sensing and responding – really struck with me. So much so, I’ve written a bit of it up to share here.

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