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Future student online experiences

Future student online experiences

Sharing the work of the Prospective Student Web Content Team

Event: Usability testing playback session – degree finder customisation

Join us on Thursday 29 April at 10am to watch prospective postgraduates try out a design to customise their information for a future degree finder programme page.

The team are looking ahead to the replacement of our current undergraduate and postgraduate degree finders.

Last month we began a process to design a future state, using a technique called design sprints.

Neil’s overview of the design sprint process and why we’re taking this approach

This session follows our second design sprint, looking at how prospective students can personalise and tailor their digital experience on the University website. We have designed a prototype that – alongside future sprints – will help us keep content relevant at every stage of a prospective student’s decision-making process. The objective of the test is to know whether a customisable option will be of value to a prospective student and test how effective the personalisation is in presenting the content that the user needs.

Join us to see how prospective undergraduates react to our design, and help prioritise any issues they encounter.

This is a great way to get involved in the future shape of our most important provision for prospective students.

Who is this event for?

If you are involved in recruitment and admissions, communications and marketing – either centrally or for one of our Schools – then this will be of interest.

As well as hearing about what we’ve learned, we want your input too. So, if you have experience of working with prospective students, we hope you can join us.

What we’ll do

In this session we will:

  • provide some background about the work we’ve been doing
  • watch short videos on the customising undergraduate programme pages
  • work together to prioritise the biggest issues we see in the videos

When and where

Thursday 29 April

10:00am to 11:30am.

Microsoft Teams session; joining information will be sent in advance.

Bookings now closed.

3 replies to “Event: Usability testing playback session – degree finder customisation”

  1. Niall Bradley says:

    Really pleased to see this moving forward.

  2. Ala Ross says:

    Is there a recording of this session? I am looking specifically on how to improve PGT prospective student and OH journey, and any findings on that would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you! You guys rock!

    1. Lauren Tormey says:

      Hi Ala,

      We don’t have recordings of the playback sessions we did two years ago, but we did do write-ups of what we learned in the research and walkthroughs of the prototypes. You can find them all under the design sprints insights tag:
      Design sprints insights blog posts

      For this particular session, it’ll be the posts about design sprint 2:
      Design sprint 2 prototype walkthrough
      Design sprint 2 research summary: Programme page customisation

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