Category: Content management

As part of the new Web Publishing Platform project, we needed a way to test ideas for new navigational approaches, to get feedback to inform iterative design. We used testing platform Maze to run remote, unmoderated tests on navigational prototypes built using design tool Figma, to gain quick insights from large numbers of users.

We used Figma to create a mocked-up mega menu for a School site and used Maze to test how people used it to complete a set of tasks. We repeated the test for the same site using a left-hand menu and compared the results.

We wanted to test a mobile navigation concept so we built a prototype mobile menu structure using Figma and tested it with 100 people using the Maze testing platform.

Launching a Design System can be intimidating and after a few nail biting sprints the 0.1 beta version was released on 20 May. A big thanks to both the Design System and Web Publishing Platform Product teams for their hard work over the last few weeks. This marks an important milestone, which sees our the Design System […]

When it comes to making digital products and services accessible, alt text – short for alternative text , or images as words – is a fundamental requirement. It can be tricky to get alt text right and this was a priority for the new Web Publishing Platform.

On 4 April the Design System Product team ran its first collaborative, co-design event – a Designathon, bringing together 37 participants from across our University. The aim of the session was to: start thinking creatively about ways to address the design and technical challenges associated with representing multiple brands on our digital environments, whilst retaining […]

We’ve blogged before about personalisation in MyEd: Personalisation in the portal Since then, we’ve been doing some work to understand what personalisation might look like, and to assess its effectiveness. Moray House pilot MyEd is a key tool for students, and many students use it daily. We’ve been running a pilot with colleagues in Moray […]

Our development team built an initial version of the editorial interface of the new Web Publishing Platform. I took the opportunity to gather some feedback from web publishers across the University and to revisit the results of our initial top tasks survey about priorities for the new platform.

Staff from universities across the UK have formed a new UX (user experience) group as part of UCISA – a member-led professional body for digital practitioners in education. Initially established in June 2021, the group became part of UCISA in September 2021.

On Monday 4 April, the Design System product team ran our very first Community Designathon (a collaborative, co-design workshop). This marked a very important milestone for the Design System product team, in terms of its development and the journey that it has been on. Working with our Design System community Since the Design System’s inception, […]

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