The importance of a map

The importance of a map

Designing a single webpage is one thing. But the real world of user experience is a complex tangle of digital and non-digital, mobile and laptop, app and website, online and in person. How do we design for that mess?

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From Alpha to Beta

From Alpha to Beta

A new university homepage is coming. Before it arrives we want to let you spend some quality time with the new design.

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The evolution of alpha.usask.ca

The evolution of alpha.usask.ca

alpha.usask.ca existed from August 2nd to September 16th. It changed a lot during that period in response to user feedback. Here's a look at how it evolved.

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Measuring user experience

Measuring user experience

How do people feel about alpha.usask.ca? We're measuring user experience in real time and sharing that data for anyone to see.

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Introducing alpha.usask.ca

Introducing alpha.usask.ca

Learn about the public prototype being used to test design ideas for an upgraded usask.ca homepage

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Would you like fries with that?

Would you like fries with that?

How do we distinguish between features that are required, desired, and delightful?

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Testing our first prototype

Testing our first prototype

We worked quickly through our first design sprint and built a simple prototype to test a few assumptions with real users.

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Sprinting through design

Sprinting through design

We're working in design sprints for the usask.ca homepage upgrade. And after only one week we already have our first prototype.

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The purpose of the usask.ca homepage is... ?

The purpose of the usask.ca homepage is... ?

Here's a weird question: What is the purpose of our homepage?

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How the homepage is used

How the homepage is used

What gets the most clicks on the current homepage and what does that data tell us?

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Good design is a team effort

Good design is a team effort

Is it possible to design in a group without the evil perils of "design by committee"?

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The terrifying idea of designing in public

The terrifying idea of designing in public

We’re designing the university homepage differently than we have before. Here’s a look at what we’ll be doing.

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