Posts tagged: collaboration

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Jul
16
2018

Understanding user behaviour for online learning recruitment

The Website and Communications team has recently been heavily involved in a pilot project to improve the journey of prospective online learning students, from investigation to offer.

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Mar
8
2018

User experience training: helping staff to research, design & collaborate

It’s just over a year since we trialled our first user experience training package. We’ve run the sessions 4 times now, receiving excellent feedback from attendees and refining the provision each time to better meet staff needs.

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Nov
22
2017

The only way is user-centred – UX training for Essex staff

I’ve just delivered 3 days’ training in user experience (UX) research and design techniques to staff working in IT Services at the University of Essex. (Forgive the title pun, I couldn’t resist). In this post I’ll cover what the training entailed and how trainees rated it.

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Nov
10
2017

Continuous collaboration

A number of staff from around the University have just been to the Drupal conference DrupalCon. I had the great experience of giving a presentation about collaborative development with Tim Gray from the IS Applications division. Shortly after our return from the conference we were able to continue the collaboration theme with our 4th EdWeb development code sprint.

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Sep
5
2017

Presenting the build up of the University collaborative culture at IWMW 2017

Just before leaving for my summer holidays, I had the great chance to travel to Canterbury and the University of Kent, where the annual Institutional Web Managers Workshop (IWMW for short) was hosted. This was the 21st year for the conference, which underlined the success of this long-standing networking and collaboration opportunity.

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Sep
1
2017

Why we workshop

Successful digital projects, effective digital products and services and great user experiences need multidisciplinary collaboration. In this post I’ll go through why I value techniques that facilitate this multidisciplinary approach so highly, and how business units across the University are calling on us to help them do the same.

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Mar
30
2017

Our third EdWeb development code sprint

We have created, and continue to explore, an open system whereby developers from all over the University can write and contribute code adding new functionality to the software that runs the University website benefiting the whole University. With our third EdWeb code sprint completed the process now feels properly established. This is part of a very successful collaboration between two teams within Information Services: Applications and Website and Communications.

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