Tag: user experience

The UX team have recently been helping to ensure an upgraded EASE offers an improved user experience. In this post I tell the story of how we redesigned the interface – focusing heavily on microcopy – and the outcomes of doing so.

I’ve recently been working on developing the User Experience Design Standards and self-assessment materials. To do this I’ve been conducting reviews of the work the UX service has done with people in different parts of the organisation. I wanted to share some things I have learned while doing this and a couple of analogies for […]

I have been conducting rounds of usability testing to guide the redesign of EASE, the University’s online sign-in system. These tests needed to be completed quickly with no time or budget for recruitment. The following is an outline of what I did, and what I learned.

Collaborative sketching workshops are a quick and effective way to get design decisions moving forward as a team. In this post I go through the benefits, provide the materials needed and give a step-by-step guide so that you can run your own session.

On Thursday 6 June, Neil Allison will present a preview of the talk he will be giving at UX Scotland later in June. Find out how to get your team and user community involved in prioritising usability issues in your service or website. As ever, the talk is followed by a Lean Coffee-style discussion group.

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. 

I was really pleased to have the opportunity to attend SDinGOV once again, and have pulled together a few thoughts and resources from the sessions that stood out the most for me.

The Public Sector Design Community meet up comes once again to the University. We’re hosting the next event on Tuesday 16 April, 6 til 8pm, at Argyle House. This is for anyone with an interest in the field of designing public services.

The Service Design in Government 2019 conference took place in Edinburgh last week, with three students from our university taking the opportunity to volunteer and get some great insight and experience from experts in the field.

Once again we contributed to the University’s Festival of Creative Learning, a week in the academic schedule where students take a break from their formal studies to explore a wide range of new topics and learning techniques.

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