If you are involved in managing or updating content for a university website, we need your help. In order to provide a better online experience for everyone at the University of Edinburgh, we’re calling time on out-of-date and low quality content across all of our websites. Our content urgently needs some care and attention In […]
We recently made some changes to the staff view of MyEd, to make it easier for staff to use MyEd, and find the content that they need. The changes include: Adding Learn to the staff home page. Making changes to the menu structure to improve how we organise content. Making it possible to favourite all […]
As more of our services than ever move online, our web estate has become the face of the University. Inclusivity of all our users has never been more important. A Practical and Ethical Approach With September’s legislation deadline rightly also attracting attention, we want to help our devolved web community improve the accessibility of their […]
An inspiring day in Manchester underlined the importance of remembering the human beings at the heart of our work.
On Tuesday 8 October Duncan Stephen will talk to us about his recent experience completing a professional development course with the Service Design Academy.
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.
In our latest lunchtime meetup, UX Service Manager Neil Allison gave a preview of the talk he presented at UX Scotland. He shared a tried and tested method of bringing teams together to prioritise usability issues effectively.
Offline experiences, like one I had recently as a disabled traveller, can teach us a lot about the digital user experience.
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.
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.