The Objective Design Process with Mark Wells
This session is designed to give you the skills to be able to constructively critique existing websites and use this knowledge to develop solutions of your own so that you can build a considered, planned and clear online identity. Everyday we use many websites, some give us a mediocre experience and some can be incredibly rewarding. The session will explore how to test websites through some basic usability testing and objectively talking about websites - good and bad. This will then be taken forward into planning and structuring your own website where we will explore what is appropriate for you as an individual and possible ways to achieve these goals.
There was a great mix of participants from central services staff, research staff from CSM, alumni student and POI project staff. We all had an in-depth overview of the design process including, the Rules of the design process, planning and user testing, where we reviewed some websites (Goldsmiths) and in groups we tested and reviewed examples of our own sites. We hope to run this training again soon and will try and hold this at a UAL college for students and staff.
Also see feedback from participants in comments and video links below:
Video 1 - Pedro was asked: What attracted you to this session? And What did you get from this session?
Video 2 - Professional web sills - compulsory or optional extra? And Should digital skills be assessed at the start of a course?
Video 3 - What do you think about your POI experience? And Anything else?
DIAL project (Video interview by Kaye Pryce)
Mark resources: Below are some of the resources that were referenced during the session, I hope you find them useful. If there are any others that you wish to share with us please let us know.http://shakenvac.com/tag/objectivedesignAdditionally
Presentation notes and slides can be viewed here.