Usability Workshop – Emerging Themes from jiscUX

The following blog post is a brief report from a recent usability workshop held in central London.  Programme managers Ben Showers and Torsten Reimer describe some of the themes that emerged from the day.


The Usability and Learnability programme recently held a small workshop in central London where the 12 projects making up the programme were given a chance to get a glimpse of the UsabilityUK project prototype system, test it and offer feedback. The projects also discussed progress of the programme, their experiences and lessons learned as well as future plans.

UsabilityUK will create an authoritative usability resource for UK HE (and beyond) and a first port of call for HE projects and institutions who have a user facing component to the work they plan to do.

The Usability and Learnability programme aims to explore practical usability techniques and the improvement of user interfaces for research tools to help provide a better experience for users. This includes general usability work, but also an exploration of techniques for developing user interfaces that are easy to learn and can adapt to different users and use cases.

Workshop themes:

The day included some good discussions, and it seems worthwhile briefly reflecting on some of the themes that emerged from the day:

You can follow the progress of the Usability and Learnability projects via the JISC website.

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2 Responses to “Usability Workshop – Emerging Themes from jiscUX”

  1. B Tate on September 7th, 2011 9:48 am

    For ‘foot in the door’ you could have something like a dating website ‘tell us about your project’ and the system matches your project to others in the database. You’d need lookup categories for things like audience sector, project size, budget, speed; fairly basic information though.

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