Category Archives: interface design

The Website for the New Archives Hub

The back end of a new system usually involves a huge amount of work and this was very much the case for the Archives Hub, where we changed our whole workflow and approach to data processing (see The Building Blocks … Continue reading

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Exploring British Design: Interface Design Principles

For our AHRC project, ‘Exploring British Design‘ one of the questions we asked is: How might a website co-designed by researchers, rather than a top-down collection-defined approach to archive content, enhance engagement with and understanding of British design? The workshops … Continue reading

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Europeana Tech 2015: focus on the journey

Last week I attended a very full and lively Europeana Tech conference. Here are some of the main initiatives and ideas I have taken away with me: Think in terms of improvement, not perfection Do the best you can with … Continue reading

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ICT and the Student Experience

A HEFCE study from 2010 states that “96% of students use the internet as a source of information” (1). This makes me wonder about the 4% that don’t; it’s not an insignificant number. The same study found that “69% of … Continue reading

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With a little help from the Interface

It is tempting to forge ahead with ambitious plans for Web interfaces that grab the attention, that look impressive and do new and whizzy things. But I largely agree with Lloyd Rutledge that we want “less emphasis on grand new … Continue reading

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