Higher Ed web management conference masterclass

I’m going to attend the annual Higher Ed web managers conference (IWMW 2015) in July, and will be contributing a 3 hour ‘masterclass’ – their term, not mine! – on how to conduct usability testing in an agile project.

The IWMW (Institutional Web Management Workshop) runs every year and pulls together web management colleagues from across the higher education sector. This year it’s being hosted by Edge Hill College in Ormskirk, Lancashire.

The University Website Programme has been attending and contributing most years, and in 2012 the University of Edinburgh hosted the event.

It’s an excellent conference for anyone involved in university website management, with sessions for both technical and marketing-focused colleagues. It’s also pretty cheap (under £400 for 3 days including accommodation) because it’s organised, hosted and delivered by colleagues in the sector.

If you want to find out more – and I recommend you do if you’re spending most of your time in university website management – there’s a wealth of information out there from previous years.

IWMW 2015 website

IWMW 2014 write up by University of Edinburgh staff – previous blog post

My session will be a slightly adapted re-run of the session I ran here at the University of Edinburgh just before Christmas, in which I presented and demonstrated the methodology I’ve used to integrate regular usability testing into the development process for the new University Content Management System, EdWeb.

‘Usability testing in an agile development process’ – synopsis of my session at IWMW 2015

Making usability testing agile – previous blog post

Hope to see you there! If you are going, please drop me a line. It would be great to meet up, and potentially you could contribute a short write up of your experiences for this blog.

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