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Top task performance indicators

This is a follow-up to a previous post I wrote on “Identifying your website’s Top Tasks” following a seminar I attended hosted by User Experience expert, author, and speaker Gerry McGovern. This post will illustrate…

What our version numbers mean

By the end of March we will have reached a milestone: version 1.0.0 of the digital pattern library. As I write this, we are currently on version 0.22.0. But what exactly do those version numbers mean? Semantic…

SITS and T4 diagram

Central data – why it’s important

One of our 10 design principles is ‘data-driven’, which means that we use data to establish user needs, but it can also mean that wherever possible we want to use data held in central databases to populate our web…

A screenshot of what the MySaint portal will look like with different areas for customisation.

MySaint, the new University portal

This is a guest post from Victoria Davidson-Mayhew who has been working on the Senate Efficiency Review portal project. To find out more, please visit the SER blog. What is happening? MySaint, the new University…

Our news templates and content types

One of the key functions of the University of St Andrews’ website is to promote the research findings, teaching excellence and current initiatives of the University. We have a variety of stakeholders that we want to…

Students graduating St Andrews

Graduation 2016: what the data tells us

Graduation 2016 marked the second year of the new version of the graduation webpages. Last September, Carley Hollis wrote about the impact of the newly designed webpages compared with the ‘old’ design in 2014. Now,…

Do you really need an app for that?

This blog post will be referencing statements from Rob Borley‘s talk at IWMW 2012 on the requirement for mobile apps and reflecting upon them with trends from 2016. It’s a known fact that as of last year, handheld…