Neil Allison

User Experience Manager
Neil has worked in public sector web digital management roles for over 15 years, leading on user training and support elements in the development and management of corporate web content management systems.

Recent posts by Neil Allison


Nov
16
2018

Showcase of UX Service projects – join us 5th December

We’re running another of our showcase events to highlight how the pilot User Experience (UX) Service is helping a wide range of projects get closer to their target audiences and make better decisions. Booking for Wednesday 5 December is now open.

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Nov
16
2018

Avoiding bias when interviewing users – Lunchtime UX meetup write up

Our latest lunchtime meet up for colleagues interested in improving services for users featured a presentation by UX Consultant Nicola Dobiecka. In this post I’ll highlight the key points and resources in her presentation about avoiding bias when interviewing people.

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Oct
28
2018

UX training feedback from attendees – video

Our User Experience training continues to be very popular and well reviewed by the University staff attending. At the recent sessions, I asked a few of the group what they thought and have pulled the comments together into a short video.

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Sep
20
2018

Public Sector Design Community comes to the University

We’re hosting the next meetup of the Public Sector Design Community on Tuesday 9 October. This is a great (and free!) opportunity to meet and learn from colleagues working in user research and service design in places like the Scottish Government and Registers of Scotland, amongst others.
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Jun
22
2018

UX Scotland 2018 write up

We’ve just come back from UX Scotland, the annual conference hosted in Edinburgh that attracts user experience and service design professionals from around the world. This year there was a good turnout from the higher education sector, not least from our university. In this post a few of us who were there share our thoughts…

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Jun
14
2018

What’s it like to work in UX in a university?

If you’re familiar with higher education, you’ll know that it’s a broad and varied sector. This is no more true than in a university as large, old and research-focused as Edinburgh. And supporting our university by working in user research and experience design in Information Services right now is a challenging and interesting prospect.

We have openings available in our User Experience Service team at the moment, if you’re up to the challenge. Junior and experienced role details are at the end of this post.

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