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  • Design Sprint #7 review (Course comparison)

    Our seventh Design Sprint took place on 8th May 2018. The problem we came together to solve was: “As a potential student I would like to compare two or more courses”. Day 1, Morning : reviewing the problem together The first part of the Design Sprint saw Steve and Rob presenting some background information about […]

  • 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 […]

  • Design Sprint #4 review (School 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 fourth Design Sprint took place on 27 March 2018. 14 people from across the University gathered together with Steve (Design […]

  • Design Sprint #3 review (course pages)

    Our third Design Sprint took place on 13 March 2018. 16 people from across External Relations, School of Medicine and Business Transformation gathered together with Steve (Design Manager) and myself (UX Manager) from the Web Services Team. 

  • Vision for Web – Procurement

    We have been planning for some time that the best option in order to fix our web presence, is to completely start from the ground up and essentially ‘starting again’. To fulfil this vision, we knew we could not fit our wishes around the processes or infrastructure we currently have and has been in place […]

  • Design sprint #2 review (subject pages)

    This week we ran our second design sprint, with the focus now on ‘subjects’. It was my first experience of a design sprint and it was fascinating to see how the day unfolded and the different ideas that staff and student participants brought to the session. Problem: ‘How do we better serve users who want […]

  • Getting to grips with user stories and top tasks on the Alpha

    Creating content based on the top tasks of our users makes a lot of sense. The basic principle is that you can create a great user experience for the majority of visitors to your website if you focus on a relatively small subset of tasks. People come to our website looking to do stuff. They […]

  • 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 […]