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

Prototype of potential MySaint redesign

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.

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.

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…

Posters showing some potential designs from the design sprint .

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…

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…

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…

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.

Design sprints

To help improve the development of the University website, we have begun implementing the methodologies of ‘design sprints’ into our process. Our friends over at the University of Dundee were so kind to include some…

Colour palette of University of St Andrews

All colour is emotive, and the University of St Andrews colour palette has been designed to reflect the values, energy and vitality of our institution. Colour is a key part of our visual identity and care should be…