Good reminder that efficiency isn’t the only thing to consider when doing good work.
A cracking way to spend a Saturday morning. The lovely people at Creative Mornings, Cardiff put on another cracking speaker, and the Saturday Morning format was great for me, meaning I could hang around a little after. Gavin Strange’s talk was a whirlwind journey through his work and some of the stories behind it. The joy he has creating such a varied range of cracking work really came across. I scribbled out just a few of the things that had particular resonance for me - not sure that anyone else would find them any use, but Gavin said to share, so I am.
My first time of attending the Support Staff Conference in the University of South Wales, saw me listen to a talk by Ben Calvert, The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning, Teaching and Student Experience. It was a lot more interesting than his rather dry title would lead you to expect.
It’s Time to Get Personal
When your website is a ‘national embarrassment’ the only way is up
Right here; right now: providing the information your students need and your regulator requires
Working With External Partners
Managing Change: Leading Horses to Water
100 to 1(ish) – Unifying a Sprawling Web Estate
Building a new university website – an agile content case study
The google analytics of things
Establishing Digital at the Heart of the University
Building a digital team (almost) from scratch
Prototyping the digital university
Requirements Are Hypotheses: How Lean UX Can Help You Develop Better Products
Skin Deep: Using Cosmetic Improvement to Drive Real Change
Leadership 101 – top tips for steering the ship through the seas of change
Louise Howells - Why So Serious?
James Cryer - 12 weeks, 600 releases and the One Show - Continuous Delivery with BBC Weather Watchers
Gavin Evans - Designing accessible web and mobile sites