JISC has recently funded a number of projects as part of the grant funding call 01/11: Digital infrastructure: Embedding usability & improving the uptake of resources & tools.
Most projects have just started, and over the next few weeks they will begin publishing their project plans and initial blog posts.
The support project at Southampton has already published their first post, and it gives an excellent overview of the aims and objectives of that project and the resource it is building for the HE sector.
Below are some details about the projects, these will be complimented by a webpage on the JISC site shortly.
If you would like to find out more about each project, and the programme of work then there are a number of presentations from the recent programme meeting available here.
Strand A (Support Project):
- University of Southampton (Usability UK)
Strand B projects (Usability):
- Coventry University (LocateME)
- Institute of historical Research, University of London (Usability case study for British History Online)
- University of Birmingham (Supporting engagement with the Mingana Collection)
Strand C (Learnability and adaptability)
- Institute of Historical Research (Rescript usability/learnability enhancement)
- Coventry University (Adaptable and learnable user interfaces for research tools)
- University of Edinburgh (An enhanced visual workbench for OGSA-DAI)
- University of Edinburgh (Usability Service enhancements to Digimap, USeD)
- London Metropolitan University (E-Research Adaptive User Interface, Eraui)
- Newcastle University (Improving the usability and learnability of the eScience Central development kit)
- Oxford University (Rave in Context)
- University of Southampton (Adaptable and Learnable User Interface for Analysing Recordings, ALUIAR)