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Development Pattern library User experience

Launching the pattern library

Today we launched version one of the pattern library on ux.jisc.ac.uk – a collection of 30 key user interface elements. These should allow developers to quickly bring a consistent and high quality user experience to new and existing Jisc websites. When to drop the beta tag Working out when to lose the beta label is […]

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Content Design User experience Website

What’s in a name

Following on from my previous post I wanted to explain the logic for the change of name on the project formally known as global experience language.   In CX partners initial assessment of our web estate they recommended that “Service mode sites should be made to feel consistent with other Jisc services using modules from […]

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Content

Web writing: back to basics

As one of three web content editors at Jisc, much of my time is spent editing raw content into something clear, helpful and engaging. At least I hope so! Training our subject specialists Jisc has a brilliant team of subject specialists who, despite their busy roles, have been working with us to update our quick […]

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User experience

Tweaking the IA

Help us improve the information architecture of jisc.ac.uk: take our tree test While running quite a few big projects* we’re also busy keeping the main Jisc website up to scratch. We’ve been working with internal teams to test and revise the IA of the site, in particular how we group our products and services. We’ve run public tree tests before […]

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Content

Best seat in the house

Last week, myself, Vix and Rich headed to Birmingham for Digifest. Having helped out at last year’s event on the digital dream wall, talking to customers and listening to their issues and needs first hand, my role this year was much more behind the scenes but vital especially for delegates following online. With what I […]

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Design Strategy User experience Website

Building a global experience language for Jisc

First up let me introduce myself as I’m new here. I’m Benjamin (not to be confused with Ben) and I have joined the team on secondment as user experience (UX) specialist. The main challenge in my new role is to lead on the creation of a global experience language (GEL) for Jisc – so that’s […]

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A new window on Jisc R&D

We’ve just launched our shiny new R&D section of the Jisc website. I wrote a post about it for the main Jisc blog. Let us know what you think.

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Blogroll Project management

New web project manager – the ‘hello’ post

It’s always hard to know precisely what to put in a first blog post, so I’ll take the easy route and go with “hello”, my position in my new team, what I’ll be doing and how I work. Web team PM I have joined Jisc as a Project Manager in the Web team – “a […]

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Project management

Sharing the love (and our office)

Our friends at customer experience consultancy cxpartners have shared their experiences of collaborating with us on the project to redevelop the R&D section of the Jisc website. We invited the team to come and work in our offices during key stages of design development. This meant that, rather than communicating through long – and sometimes slow […]

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Same seat, different role

Oh hai!! I’m Vix, the latest addition to the Jisc web team. Some of you might know me, I’ve been knocking around Jisc for a couple of years now, working in the press team and covering our internal comms work. Like Kirsty, (who beat me to it on the blog a few weeks ago) I’m […]