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Archive: edUi 2015 Conference

November 9 - 11

Charlottesville, Virginia

Test, Test, and Test Some More

Mon 2:00 - 2:45
LiveArts: Founders
#edui_testing

We all focus on testing when we are building our websites and preparing them for an initial launch, but how many of us continue to test 6 months, 12 months, or even years after it has launched? In academia, today’s audience is not tomorrow’s audience and our websites must continue … Continue reading »

Raising Your Puppy and Domesticating Your Website

Mon 10:15 - 11:00
LiveArts: Gibson
#edui_puppy

Completing a website redesign is like getting a puppy. In the beginning, everything is new and exciting; but, like a puppy, your website needs proper care and feeding. Before redesigning the UNC Libraries’ website in 2013, we struggled with a site that ballooned to 30K files. Without a governance plan, … Continue reading »

We Redesigned Our 2K+ Org Website

Mon 11:15 - 12:00
LiveArts: Rehearsal A
#edui_ama

Ask Us Anything What does it take to tear down a 2,000+ page School website and re-build it from the ground up? An agile internal project management team, a fierce collective will and a lot of coffee. Attend this panel discussion session and hear about the adventure of Darden’s website … Continue reading »

Solving the Planning Puzzle

Mon 11:15 - 12:00
LiveArts: Founders
#edui_puzzle

Efficient Planning Based on Competing Needs With countless pieces to assemble and no box top to reference, planning a web project is an extremely complicated puzzle to solve. As the picture starts to come together, additional pieces are uncovered. One does not simply start with the squeakiest wheel, the simplest … Continue reading »

The Changing Face of Video

Mon 10:15 - 11:00
LiveArts: Founders
#edui_video

One-third of all online activity is now spent watching some form of video, with the typical internet user exposed to an average of 32.2 videos in a month. These numbers will only increase as the old barriers of online video consumption continue to break down. What does this mean for … Continue reading »

Using System Analysis to Improve UX

Wed 9:00 - 9:45
LiveArts: Founders
#edui_journey

It Is the Journey, Not the Destination Often when we talk about improving the user experience, we’re talking about changing the user interface, but this change is not always possible given your available systems. At our library we have several third-party systems that have to work together to allow users … Continue reading »

Designing for the Entire User Journey

Tue 9:00 - 9:45
LiveArts: Founders
#edui_userjourney

A “user experience” is not a “web experience.” While much of UX work focuses on creating and enhancing web presences, we must remember that users are simply focused on accomplishing their goals. Their work commonly spans both the digital and physical environments. Our job as UX professionals is to help … Continue reading »

Dancing With Myself

Tue 10:00 - 10:30
LiveArts: Rehearsal A
#edui_teamof1

Rockin’ It as the Sole Person Responsible for the Website edUi sessions are full of people who can talk knowledgeably about being an information architect or a content strategist or a web designer. Unfortunately, not every institution has an entire team devoted to its website. For many of us, everything … Continue reading »

From Caves to the Web: Brand Storytelling and Being Human

Tue 10:00 - 11:30
LiveArts: Gibson
#edui_stories

The primacy of storytelling in communications and marketing has enjoyed a market surge of late, as if it were a recent innovation. Yet in his influential book, The Storytelling Animal, Jonathan Gottschall suggests that modern humans might just as well have been named Homo Fictus: “Fiction man.” As much as … Continue reading »
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