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New subject page design

Since autumn 2018, the digital communications team has been looking at how to improve the University’s subject pages to better meet users’ needs. As part of this process, we created a new design for the subject pages. The subject pages act as landing pages for all prospective students who are interested in finding out about…

17 February 2020Design

New design for MySaint, Moodle and MMS

MySaint, Moodle and MMS have been updated with a new look and feel so they are more accessible and responsive on mobile devices. This update was made by the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) project team. See the new design For students In MySaint, you can now access online course materials found in MMS and Moodle…

29 January 2020Design

Digital standards: a design refresh

Last week we launched a new, updated version of the University’s Digital standards. The standards provide information about digital best practice along with digital policies, procedures and rules for the University of St Andrews. This post provides an overview of the changes we’ve made.

5 November 2019Design

Student design sprint prototype

On behalf of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) project Board, the digital communications team hosted a design sprint with students to help redesign certain elements of the student portal.

5 June 2019Design

Hero banner redesign

We have taken feedback into consideration and optimised the hero banner used for home pages. The current hero banner has been in effect since 2015 with minor adjustments to improve accessibility over time.

19 April 2019Design

Redesign of University maps

The University maps page has been in existence since 2008. It uses code from Google to display locations on a map of St Andrews. The map has now been redesigned so that it uses the latest Google code and the digital pattern library to provide a better user experience on desktop and mobile devices.

28 March 2019Design

Student portal design sprint findings

As part of the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) project, the digital communications team hosted a design sprint with students to help redesign certain elements of the student portal. Currently, students access teaching and learning information across a variety of platforms including MySaint, ‘MMS’ (Module Management System) and Moodle. The TEL project seeks to unify the…

25 March 2019Design

Digital learning and teaching design sprints

The digital communications team is running two design sprints to help us improve the ‘My Courses’ portal for current students and the digital teaching environment for members of academic staff. During these design sprints, we will provide some baseline data about how the systems are currently performing and what the end-user requirements are. Then, participants…

11 March 2019Design

Choosing image backgrounds for hero banners

Selection criteria for images appropriate for hero banners can be quite complicated. There are plenty of stunning photographs that would work well to welcome positive first impressions of a website, but are they fit for purpose?

11 February 2019Design

Library homepage design sprint

On Thursday 18 October 2018, we ran our first design sprint with 14 people from around the University. The interactive session ran for four hours as we all worked together on improving the library homepage experience.

14 November 2018Design