So far this year…
External home page – University of Bath
Over the last few months of 2018, and in to 2019, I worked to produce a number of new concepts testing out prototypes built in Principle and Adobe Xd. Working quickly, I started getting these prototypes in front of as many people as we could. We iterated based on the feedback and, ever so slowly, a home page started to take shape.
Staff/Students landing pages – University of Bath
Two vital, but oft-overlooked, internal landing pages finally get some love and attention. We start with a series of interviews with key users, an online card sort to clarify terminology and cut down on jargon, usability sessions and a multivariate test through Google Optimize to round things off.
Research degrees in Typecase for Courses – University of Bath
Research degrees, sometimes known as doctoral programmes, are a further level of research-led study available at the university. I've been working closely with the Doctoral College to understand the differences in structure, terminology and approach between research degrees and their undergraduate cousins.
Mobile navigation prototyping – The Hairforce
Now the initial wireframes for the Hairforce service site are complete we can get in some testing with our InVision-powered mobile prototype over November.
August - September
Content model mapping – University of Bath
Working through our orginal content types and planning out their transition from the Origins design system to Lens. Mapping out content structures, identifying potential new components and features and honing user stories for the product backlog.
Events content type – University of Bath
Reviewing and prioritising user feedback from previous iterations and research sessions. Designing a new layout smooth out the event booking experience. Also, incorporating microdata at template level to make sure uni events are returned as rich results in search engines.
Site-switching – The Hairforce
What’s the smoothest, easiest way to help a visitor navigate seamlessly between between different co-branded sites? Taking a deep dive into The Hairforce's customer journeys to figure out where and when, if ever, cross-site switching makes sense.
May - June
Improving mobile navigation - University of Bath
This is now live! Take a look at https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses
The current implementation, a tiered, fixed navigation is so big it obscures almost all page content on smaller devices. This is obviously far from ideal. I’m testing out some quick nav prototypes built with InVision Studio to get an idea of what might work.
Identifying user journeys - The Hairforce
Getting to the nitty-gritty of smoothing out user flows for the upcoming new Hairforce site.