Category: Student experience insights
Summaries of what we’re learning as we undertake research and design work and press forward with a coherent content strategy. This would include headline findings and promotional material – providing links through to the wiki which should be our repository for the detail.
Following the changes we made to tuition fee content we conducted a round of usability testing to determine whether students’ needs around fees and cost of study had been met. In general, most tasks tested were completed with relative ease however several issues were highlighted that need addressing to improve the user experience further.
Join us in June to watch prospective students navigate the new tuition fees content to find key information, and then help prioritise the areas we should improve.
When you launch a new website, you can’t help but feel a sense of protective affection for it, and an anxious wish that it will do well in the world. Here’s how we measured the new Tuition Fees site for search optimisation – and what we found.
In January we ran two open-invite sessions to collaboratively review some of the usability testing videos we recorded during November’s Postgraduate Open Day. Nearly 70 colleagues joined us to agree the biggest issues facing prospective students as they tried to establish their cost of study online.
Our first sprint of the New Year (and of the new decade!) has just wrapped up. A key delivery was the rapid and successful refresh of our undergraduate degree finder content. Read on for a quick overview of the sprint activities and achievements.
We’ve finished our last fortnightly sprint before Christmas. Much of the focus of this, our 4th sprint, was on the existing postgraduate fees experience. It has been a productive two weeks and we’ve managed to uncover a few final parcels of valuable insight before festivities begin! Read on for a quick overview of what we’ve […]
We’ve been conducting lots of user research interviews recently. We transcribe our interview recordings to more accurately reflect what people said but this comes with an overhead. We’ve been trying automated transcription tools to reduce the effort and speed up our work.
Join us in January to watch prospective postgraduate students navigating the University website to find key information, and then prioritise the biggest issues we need to fix first.
As the UX Specialist within the team, I led the guerrilla usability testing at the University’s Postgraduate Open Days on 13 and 15 November. This approach is really quick, cheap and easy to run, and provided a great opportunity for our team to engage directly with prospective students.
We recently spent the day talking to prospective postgraduates and observing them interacting with colleagues during a visit day. It was an eye-opening experience for the team for a number of reasons, and importantly we began putting some important principles into practice.