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Staff needed to help the delivery of the Student Lifecycle Project

(14 July 2017)

The Student Lifecycle Project (SLP) is currently recruiting ‘user testers’ to support the delivery of the project. User testing is a critical part of ensuring the solution we are designing is meeting the needs of real users. This is where you come in – are you willing to volunteer as a user tester? 

This activity will begin on Wednesday 26 July and will run every Wednesday until Christmas. For academics the sessions will likely last between one to two hours and for PSS staff sessions are up to three hours. You can book onto just one session or a number of them. 

What is user testing? 

User testing is carried out in one-to-one sessions between a designer and a user. It can take many different forms, based on the stage of the design, the goals of the individual tests and the type of content covered. There are a variety of different things to test including paper prototypes, interactive mock-ups and demos of the live systems. Each session will link to a particular workstream; examples include, but are not limited to, applications and admissions; course unit selection, learning, researching and progressing, and change of circumstances. 

The sessions will take place at the SLP Office (down the road from Sackville Street Building, opposite Piccadilly train station) 1st floor, Bainbridge House, 86-90 London Road, Manchester M1 2PW.