August 26th, 2008
My workload at the Open University (OU) stepped up a gear in 2006 and I was granted extra responsibility and increasing autonomy. I was enlisted to work on the graphical user interface for the OU ePortfolio, MyStuff. This was initially a very exciting task as I was brand new to the concept which seemed like […]
May 28th, 2008
Excuse the embed element. Will fix shortly.
February 29th, 2008
Back on board after six months doing other things. Since I passed over my design comps the developers have been hard at work coding it up into an actual application. It’s still very rough around the edges but I’d say it’s at about alpha stage now, ready for a bit of testing. Needs a lot […]
November 22nd, 2007
Two rather big things are competing for my time at the moment: OUTEXTS – A pilot text message service to students. Students sign up for free text messages which alert them about upcoming assignment hand-in dates, exams and such like. I’ve developed the web support pages and well as coordinated with AACS and Student Services […]
August 23rd, 2007
Concept map linking to page designs. Should be easier to get your head around! MyStuff is the Open University’s ePortfolio system. It’s built using the Moodle VLE platform.
August 16th, 2007
UPDATE: A clickable wireframe manifestation of the maps below is also now available. The current system map for MyStuff. As detailed as I can get right now. Still needs work though. Another mind map shows the types and functionality within the system.
August 15th, 2007
Today’s design iterations seek to fix some of the high-level information architecture issues. I’ve removed the ‘quicklinks’ toggle (for the time being) in order to free up some screen real estate for the breadcrumb/titles to breathe. The user should now have a much clearer idea of where he is within the system. We have a […]
August 15th, 2007
I’d like a little feedback on the following critical issue, if you have time. The ‘breadcrumb’ navigation is all over the place. That’s because MyStuff is by nature ‘all over the place’. It’s all about creating something that can be reused in multiple places. As a result, strict hierarchy is difficult to define. And users […]
August 13th, 2007
Notable updates include screens for the BU130 ‘space’. This model follows through to the STM895, H808, K214 and U122 workspaces. See the latest batch of MyStuff screens on Flickr.
August 10th, 2007
A peak of things to come is available here.