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Anything related to web design, but not usability (that’s another category) unless there’s overlap.

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Should icons be solid or hollow?

Icons are everywhere in graphic and web design. They’ve become second nature to how we interpret tasks and actions for interacting with physical and digital interfaces. However, just because they are widely used…

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Keep email newsletters simple

Email newsletters overflow everyone’s inboxes. They are often very brand focused and their designs are intended to be flashy and eye catching as if someone handed you a leaflet on the street.

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Bad UX design fails

The internet is a wonderful place. It is a modern library of all knowledge, the epicentre of human creativity, and the source of horrible user interface patterns that create an infinite amount of frustration.

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Accordion icons

An accordion is a content block that can be expanded to reveal hidden information, usually to shorten the length of a page that contains large amounts of text. Accordion icons differ greatly across the web, either in…

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Mobile app onboarding

App onboarding is the process of getting users familiar with a new interface, by using dedicated flows and user interface elements that are not part of the regular app interface.

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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.…

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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…

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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…