We'd like to take this time to wish you a pleasant Happy New Years! Last year, our firm had the pleasure of advising a select number of higher-educational institutions reach their digital objectives.
We anticipate an even more thrilling 2018 and looking forward to helping more universities and colleges discover and implement their digital goals. As always, here's our monthly roundup of articles and tools that we believe to be valuable for your work in higher-ed:
Human-centered design as a framework for learning and guiding problem-solving is the approach we strive to breath into any project we take on.
What theFailure of New CokeCan Teach Us AboutUser Research And Design. ViaA List Apart.
"User research is just as much about the way the research is conducted as it is about the product being researched."
New to design sprints? Want to increase effectiveness of future ones? Here are some steps to helpmaximize design sprints. ViaSmashing Magazine.
Design sprints are a great way to quickly and inexpensively test out your marketing and branding assumptions and make more customer-centric decisions. We’re very familiar with sprints and often rely on it during our implementation phases.
Aneffective university tuition landing page- every student has obvious financial questions - why not meet them with a helpful and concise landing page like this one?West Virginia University "Tuition" page.
"With Apple making the tech more accessible to mobile developers, and the fact that the latest devices are coming with AR capabilities already installed, many marketers are betting the future of the tech will be on smartphones."
Flat interfaces often use weak signifiers. In an eyetracking experiment comparing different kinds of clickability clues, UIs with weak signifiers required more user effort than strong ones. Via theNielsen Norman Group.
We've seen the trends over the years: grunge, minimal, round, shadows, flat. There's nothing wrong with having your website design be fresh — we like flat too. But it must never impede a good user experience for your particular audience.
An important phase in our consultancy is research and discovery. During this phase, we dissect and test all assumptions to truly find the best path for implementation. Be careful not to fall trap of any interface myths and research any assumption.
Top #highered Holidays Cards– 2017 Edition. ViaCollegeWebEditor. To inspire your holiday greetings for next year — most of them are videos, and there's a lot of creativity out there.
Delight users by designing the empty states(empty shopping cart, to-do list, etc).Emptystat.es.
It's a similar concept to taking the time to design the error pages on a site - 404, for example - it only takes a bit of extra work, and yet helps connect users with your brand.
Do's and Don'tsof Brand Lessons From 2017. ViaFastCompany.
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