We all want websites that are accessible and usable. But as students and other audiences rely on digital tools to navigate more and more of their experiences with our institutions, we also need to consider whether our websites and apps are inclusive, compassionate, and fair.
The edUi 2017 Call for Proposals is officially closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal! What’s Next? The Program Team will begin reviewing proposals immediately. Decisions will be communicated to applicants by April 17th. Our final workshop will be announced the week of March 27, 2017 Registration will open April 3, 2017 Full conference schedule will be published May 1, 2017
It’s that magical time of year again, the time when we reach out and formally ask you to join us in making the next edUi conference a hit! We’re sure you’ve done some amazing work in your field and that others would love to hear about it. Consider sharing what you’ve learned, what you’ve accomplished, or what you’re tackling right now with your peers at edUi September 25-27 in Charlottesville. Submit a proposal for a talk, mini-workshop, expert panel, public square discussion, or half-day workshop. Everyone who submits a proposal gets a 10% discount on their registration. We’ll email this code to you before registration opens. Accepted speakers will receive a complimentary registration. Call For Proposals is Closed Proposal deadline: March 22 Session Types Talk Drop some knowledge on your fellow attendees. Just you, a projector, a screen and 30-45 minutes of mind-blowing knowledge bombs. Concluding with a mic drop is optional. (1-2 speakers) Mini Workshop Put on your safety goggles because you and your fellow attendees are going to roll up your sleeves and get dirty with some interactive exercises. You’ll have 90 minutes to dive deep into the “how to” of your topic of choice. (1-2 speakers) Expert Panel AssembleContinue reading»
Save the Date! September 25-27, 2017 edUi will return to Charlottesville, Virginia and we’re thrilled to announce Sara Wachter-Boechtter will be joining us!
Hope Voelkel of local editorial design agency Journey Group discusses the importance of preparing thoughtful online content that is consistent with your brand.
As UX designers, we need to understand the context of use along with the person who’s using the thing we’re designing. A key element is the way we map users’ mental models to the content and the interaction objects we afford them.
Guest blogger and edUi 2016 speaker John Williams discusses why you should use JPG format for the images on your website.
At some point, someone created a Facebook page dedicated to curly fries and scientists have since determined that a correlation exists between “liking” that particular page and high intelligence. So does this mean that smart people generally like deep-fried potatoes? Or maybe they just like stuff you can find at Arby’s. Do the less intelligent like waffle fries? What about people who crave sweet potato fries?
It has been the struggle of many higher education organizations since we created our first websites. How do we enable content owners to be content producers while still protecting our brand (and our inboxes)? We often focus on making beautiful and useful websites for our external audiences and do not consider our users who will create and maintain the content.
Guest blogger and edUi 2016 speaker Amanda Costello discusses how you can answer the post-conference questions from your boss, “What can you do today?” and “What can you do in a year?”