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Results from mobile usability testing

Last week I conducted some guerrilla usability testing on a mobile device in the University’s Library. The main purpose of the test was to find out whether the new digital prospectus pages can be used on mobile…

Guerilla testing on mobile devices

A couple of weeks ago The University of Dundee’s external relations team released data from some guerrilla usability testing they had conducted during their freshers’ week. It was an incredible data sample, and fresh…

Standardising the use of Google Maps

Look through the University’s website and you’ll find that there’s a wide variety of map styles being used. With things like map size, marker colour, how marker information is displayed (information window) and many…

Flaws in UX design standards: Gesture based navigation

When Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, multi-touch technology got mainstream attention and users learned that they could not only point and tap on the interface but also zoom, pinch and swipe it. Gestures became…

How the web is used in China

On China’s bleeding edge: Web design trends 2015 We, along with our colleagues in Admissions and IT Services, have been doing a lot of thinking recently about how we can best reach users in China. Web culture in China…

Test your website is mobile-friendly

Google mobile-friendly test We have previously mentioned the steps Google is beginning to take to encourage mobile-friendly web development. Now Google has developed a tool that allows you to check whether a webpage is…

Google signals on mobile-friendly webpages

Helping users find mobile-friendly pages Google is beginning to crack down on websites that do not display properly on mobile devices. A ‘mobile-friendly’ tag will be added to search engine results on mobile devices in…

Assumptions about mobile users

UX myth: Mobile users are distracted The rise of mobile has also given rise to myths about how people use it. The idea that mobile users are more distracted than users of any other devices does not hold water. For this…

The perils of hiding navigation

Side drawer navigation could be costing you half your user engagement The side drawer navigation menu is similar in function to the hamburger menu, as used on the Study at St Andrews website. The side drawer /…