My last two years of work

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 […]

OU MyStuff – ajax interface

May 28th, 2008

Excuse the embed element. Will fix shortly.

Working on MyStuff again

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 […]

What I’m working on right now

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 […]

MyStuff – Interface / IA enhancements

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.

MyStuff – system map 2008.08.16

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.

MyStuff design iterations 20080815

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 […]

Pondering the MyStuff problematic sytem information architecture

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 […]

MyStuff – Today’s interface proofs

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.

MyStuff screens – compilations, spaces, sharing, pinboard, items and more

August 10th, 2007

A peak of things to come is available here.