Today’s episode features Michael and Aaron taking a deeper dive into the subject of higher ed websites which was started in Episode 5. The best part is, episodes 5 and 6 were recorded together, so this episode features twice the drunken hosts for our user’s experience. We look into both the challenges facing homepages for universities, as well as how university news is used and handled (or not).
Part 2 of our ruminations on higher ed websites starts with an update to the story surrounding Snapchat’s recent app updates. If you want to know more about that, check out some of this news before going on to the rest of the episode links:
- In One Tweet, Kylie Jenner Wiped Out $1.3 Billion of Snap’s Market Value
- Snapchat responds to the Change.org petition complaining about the app’s redesign
These links represent resources mentioned in both episodes 5 and 6
- Auto-Forwarding Carousels and Accordions Annoy Users and Reduce Visibility
- Carousel Interaction Stats – June 2013 Update
- Data & Picard | POGO (blame Aaron for making me include this)
- Don’t Use Automatic Image Sliders or Carousels
- Got Centerpiece – #heweb11 (this is the presentation I mentioned I’d look for during the first half of episode 6)
- How Big Is Too Big?
- Image Carousels – Why You Shouldn’t Use Them and How to Use Them the Right Way (If You Have To)
- OTC Goes Bold With Redesign
- Should I Use a Carousel
- This is my truth, tell me yours
- University Website (XKCD #773)
Hey everyone. Sorry, we’re running behind on getting the transcript out for this week’s episode. We’ll get it posted ASAP once it’s done.
This episode of The Drunken UX Podcast brought to you by Gas Mark 8.