Design

  • A Week With The Digital Team

    Hi, I'm Rob, an A-level work experience student who was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to join the digital team last week. The past week has been a great experience, after being introduced to the self proclaimed king...

  • A new home for Alumni

    Kicking off in late February and consisting of 5 non-contiguous week-long sprints spread out to accommodate two rounds of user testing, as well as balancing demands for my time on other key projects - the new landing page for our...

  • Giving our research landing page some structure

    Sound the trumpets! We recently shipped another iteration of our Research landing page. We're always keeping an eye on the performance of our pages to identify where there's room for improvement. In the past, this has led to updates to the...

  • Our latest release for blogs.bath.ac.uk

    When we upgraded blogs.bath.ac.uk in March, it was the first step in our ongoing mission to improve our provision for blogging. Tom T and Dan returned to blogs.bath.ac.uk last week to make a series of improvements based on your feedback. Our changes...

  • Is this thing working?

    As part of our recent sprint to update elements of our Research navigation, we scheduled in time to review the analytics after three weeks to give us an early indication of whether our changes had the expected effect. Spoilers, they...

  • The next iteration of blogs.bath.ac.uk

    Blogs are a simple, effective way of engaging people in the work that a person or team is doing in conducting research, providing a service, or running a team or organisation. We are big proponents of blogging at the University...

  • The Students' homepage has changed

    The Students' homepage has changed based on feedback from students. It’s the same information as before but improved in three ways: 1. Links to Webmail, Moodle, Samis etc are now at the top of the page 2. The same page...

  • Tinker, tailor...

    We've been working to a new set of principles in the Digital team since November. As a result, we've increased our levels of user testing, based our decisions on data rather than assumption, and released web pages and sites more...

  • Wireframing and prototyping the Students homepage

    Over the first few weeks in my role as User Experience designer in the Digital Team I've been working on a redesign of the main Students homepage. We're using the layout and styling of the First Year Student homepage as...

  • Nice web type in Internet Explorer 7 and 8

    Recently we revamped our myriad font stacks (pun intended) to a single one utilising a single web font. The font chosen (Raleway) was available in a number of different weights, affording us the flexibility of presentation that we had previously...