User Experience design – what it is and how it can help you

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Event Details

  • Date: 30th May 2022
  • Time: 14:00 – 15:00
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Audience: All Staff | All Students
  • Digital Capability: Digital Creation, Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Booking Link: https://edin.ac/3Lsa0h9

Event Overview

Design is all around us, and we’ve all experienced interacting with something that doesn’t seem to have been designed with us in mind. If you’ve ever tried and failed to complete a transaction on an app, landed on a website and couldn’t find what you wanted or struggled to understand an email, you’ve experienced a design problem.

User experience (or UX) design is an innovative discipline that embraces common design problems and focuses on ways to solve them. It encourages thoughtful digital creation and helps make things easier and better for everyone to use.

This session will cover the fundamentals of UX design, show you how to apply them, and illustrate the benefits of working in a user-centred way.

About the presenter - Emma Horrell

Emma is a Content Designer working in the UX and Digital Consultancy team within Learning Teaching and Web, as part of the Information Services Group. She has worked and continues to work across multiple University-wide projects, systems and services including Learn Foundations, Learn Ultra, EdWeb, the Web Publishing Platform and the University Design System.

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