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Category: User Experience & usability

Reports and narrative about research and development around usability and accessibility, including our own work as well as others’

Drupal is the Content Management System behind EdWeb 2 (and also EdWeb). As a Drupal contributor I’ve been working with others in the community to help improve the clarity of the language used within Drupal, to make it more accessible and inclusive. 

We have recently recruited a Green Digital Design intern to join the UX and Content team over the summer. The aim of this internship is to investigate how we can reduce carbon emissions of the University of Edinburgh’s web pages through sustainable design practices.

In September 2023, two Web Content Design Assistants joined the UX team to support the project to migrate web content to EdWeb2. Since they joined they’ve helped the successful migration of over 30 sites, and helped us streamline our approach. We’re delighted to be recruiting more people into this role, bringing the total to five.

This post is another in a series on the theme of personalisation in MyEd. Our project update from September 2023 gives a good overview of what has been achieved so far.  Project update For this tranche of work, we have decided to focus on the following areas:  Continuing to deliver school-specific content to students in […]

Between September and November 2023, we heard from web publishers around the University about their news and events content. This post summarises some of the themes that came out of this research.

Drupal is the content management system underpinning EdWeb (and EdWeb2). It’s open source meaning it’s built by the community for the community. I’ve been contributing my UX expertise to Drupal since speaking at DrupalCon in 2022.

The Survey of Scottish Witchcraft website is a fascinating resource for anyone who wants to learn about the history of witch trials in Scotland. But how usable is it?

During the last two academic years we’ve been running a project to look at personalisation in MyEd. About the project MyEd already delivers a personalised experience: you get a different layout and set of services based on your role (staff, student or applicant) at the University. However, we believe further and better curation and targeting […]

At the end of June, the UX and Content team had an opportunity to test out some ideas during the Undergraduate Open Day. Armed with ipads and sunscreen, we took to the streets of Bristo Square to enlist some willing volunteers…

Earlier this year, we worked with the Information Security team to improve their help pages for the rollout of Multifactor Authentication (MFA) across the University. These help pages are important, because potentially thousands of staff will be using them as they enable MFA on their University Office365 accounts.

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