• IWMW 2018 – University of York

    In keeping with recent trends here on the Blog, welcome to our post about IWMW 2018! It’s definitely conference season and we’ve been out about, getting the Dundee name out there. While there have been previous posts on conferences with themes of UX and Content, the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) conference is more about […]

  • What happens after the Design Sprint prototyping and testing?

    The Design Sprints are producing some brilliant ideas, most of which are being voted highly and making it into the prototypes for testing with prospective students, current students, and staff. Check out the prototypes.

  • Design sprint #5 review – country pages

    Not sure what a Design Sprint is? These are fun, interactive problem-solving sessions with students, staff, and other key audience members. For more information, read Join a Design Sprint to shape future website experiences Our fifth Design Sprint took place on 10 April 2018. The problem we came together to solve was: ‘What information should […]

  • A review of our first Design Sprint (solving the staff profile problem)

    Not sure what a Design Sprint is? These are fun, interactive problem-solving sessions with students, staff, and other key audience members. For more information, read Join a Design Sprint to shape future website experiences Our first Design Sprint took place on 13th February. 12 people from around the University gathered together with Rob (UX Manager) […]

  • Join a Design Sprint to shape future website experiences

    As part of our continuing work on the new University website, we are undertaking a series of Design Sprints. These are fun, interactive sessions with students, staff, and other key audience members. Most organisations know what their biggest challenges are. Although, if you ask around, you may find that everyone has a slightly different interpretation […]

  • Accessibility in a design system

    This post continues our series about our new design system as part of the University of Dundee’s website relaunch. What does accessibility mean? Accessibility for digital products like websites, emails, and apps is measured in four different ways: Perceivable: Making text and media perceivable for everyone Operable: Helping users navigate content easily Understandable: Making and […]

  • Managing design at scale consistently – introducing our digital design system

    As you may have heard or read about, we are currently restructuring, rebuilding and redesigning the university website. As Design Manager within the Web Services team, this is one of the most significant projects of my time here so far. In fact, it will be one of the biggest challenges of my 14-year career. And […]

  • Joining the Web Services team

    We’re in the process of recruiting for a Senior Web Developer within the Web Services team (check it out, developers!). I’m now on the other side of the recruitment process, having recently joined the team myself in May as Chief Pixel Pusher (as known as Web Design Manager). So I thought it would be fitting […]