Author Archives: Addy Pope

About Addy Pope

Addy is a member of the GeoData team at EDINA and work on services such as GoGeo, ShareGeo and the FieldtripGB app. Addy has over 10 years experience as a geospatial analyst. Addy tweets as @go_geo

UI Testing Round one

So we have our Version 1, time to get some UI testing on it.  An interesting point came up at one of the JISC program meetings in August. I asked mc schraefel if was acceptable to use internal staff to … Continue reading

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New Digimap Data Downloader – Version 1

After a considerable amount of deliberation and discussion the version 1 of the new digimap downloader is ready to be tested.  Figure 1 shows the initial screen of the data downloader.  This is dominated by a large map window surrounded … Continue reading

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User Requirements

The development of Personas through conducting user interviews has revealed a set of core tasks that users of the Data Download service seem to perform.  In addition it has produced a number of things that the users would like the … Continue reading

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Technology Review

As part of the USeD project to re-engineer the data downloader in Digimap we conducted a thorough review of the technology currently being used in web mapping. The post is quite long, but should be quite easy to scan to … Continue reading

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User Personas

Part of the process of designing a new interface for the Digimap Data Downloader was to interview users and create personas.  The persona’s would then be used to steer the redesign of the interface. Getting hold of actual users is … Continue reading

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USeD Budget and Risk Register

Budget The USeD budget allocation is described in the chart below. A few aspects of the budget should be explained: The project manager will also be working as a member of project staff and this is included in the project … Continue reading

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Timeline and Project Plan

This post will provide a detailed plan of how we plan to meet the objectives of USeD project as set out in the Aims and Objectives post.  To find out exactly what the USeD project is, please read this previous … Continue reading

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Aims and Objectives: USeD

This post will look at the aims and objectives of the USeD project. You can read more about the background to the USeD project in this previous blog post. Aim The aim of the USeD project is to improve the … Continue reading

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Persona Interviews Underway

This week the USeD team are busy conducting persona interviews to find out what type of users access the Digimap Data Downloader.  We have 20 people lined up.  The users were selected simply by sending an email to anyone who … Continue reading

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Meet the USeD project team

The USeD project got underway on the 1st of July, although it felt as though it had been running for a couple of weeks already.  Given the quite tight time scales that the project is set to run on, there … Continue reading

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