Tag Archives: USeD

Lessons Learned

Most of this has been covered in the previous post but it would be good to extract a number of key things that we have learned through the USeD project. usability can save you time and money during the development … Continue reading

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Success and how to measure it

So, has the USeD project been successful?  Has it achieved what it set out to? These questions are always hard to answer.  How do you measure success?  Success can be quantitative but is often a subjective metric.   To attempt to answer these questions … Continue reading

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Project Recap

With the USeD project drawing to a close it is a good time to recap on what we set out to achieve and how we went about it. Overview The USeD project aimed to improve the usability and learnability of … Continue reading

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Results of UI testing on Version 2

So, you think you have a good, usable project which clearly sets out what the user has to do to get what they want…….. and then you do some user testing.  The UI testing on Version two of the downloader … Continue reading

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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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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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