Working in the open has been a long-standing part of our culture. We have supported and participated in events, used and contributed in open source technologies and resources, and recruited roles focussed in support and adoption of open platforms and practices. It is with great pleasure to see these efforts not only been sustained over […]
About the Future Web Services design research project Over the last two months, we have carried out 16 pop-ups and co-design workshops as a University-wide series of community engagements. This user research exercise is informing our work around the University website service and the CMS to be delivered by 2020/2021. We invite your participation […]
In the previous lunchtime meetup, Mary Elder told us about the work that has been carried out to make MyEd a truly student-centred portal, and Neil Allison reported on the University’s Student Digital Experience Standards.
We are seeking to better understand your needs to inform how we can enhance web services to ensure they serve you better. These services will complement and sit alongside the current corporate CMS.
A preview release of the new MyEd portal is now available to students at the University. This is the first step in releasing improvements to our community of users as well as providing opportunities for feedback.
As part of the project to improve MyEd, we’ve been focusing on how content is organised. We worked with the UX team to use card sorting studies to help us research how our student users understand and group content. We used our findings to re-organise how content is described and presented on MyEd, and develop […]
The Web Interfaces Team are currently recruiting for a summer intern to help shape new components and improve the student experience on MyEd. With significant changes soon to be released, this is an exciting time to join the Service and be involved in the delivery of these enhancements. The role The successful candidate will be […]
A new improved MyEd will become available in 2019. The interface will change, and be simpler and easier to use, particularly on a mobile. You’ll be able to access a preview and provide feedback in Q1 2019 before the new MyEd goes live. Content for students and applicants will be organised and presented differently. Content for staff and alumni is not changing, […]
As we continue to improve the student experience of MyEd, we’ve been running a number of activities to ensure that our work is steered by user research as we develop a new MyEd which is simpler and easier to use. Working with the UX Service team these activities have included card sort workshops to help gather […]
This summer I was lucky enough to attend Open Apereo – the annual conference run by the Apereo Foundation, a non-profit organization which develops and sustains open source software for education. The University of Edinburgh’s web portal, MyEd, runs on uPortal, which is one of a number of open source solutions supported by Apereo. This […]