Wireframe leads to awesome design

During our sessions with NewCity in September, the NewCity team presented three different wireframes for our homepage. We examined several things: the type of  content that is going to appear on the homepage; what’s most to least critical; how users will navigate to other sections and pages; and whether or not all our our audiences have a clear […]

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Ask Dr. Google. Open 24/7.

It’s 2 a.m. You wake up feeling sick. The doctor’s office is closed. What do you do? Ask Dr. Google. You take out your phone, or go to your desktop, and enter your symptoms. If you’re lucky, you may find what you need to help you feel better. Or, imagine that after seeing your family […]

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A long and exciting road ahead

Last Friday (9/20) was the end of a full week of training with NewCity, and … WOW! It was a lot. During all of the discussions, focus groups, “stickie” (post-it note) sessions, and storytelling, I realized the massive amount of work we have ahead in order to “tell our story.” We’ll have to get everyone […]

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DS1 students: we need your help!

The Health Science Center’s WebLife Team and its partner, NewCity, are currently conducting research with students about how they use key areas of the Health Science Center’s website.   We are currently looking for first-year dental students who are willing to participate in a 30-minute phone interview and screen-sharing session, looking at how they use the Dental School […]

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How do you find inspiration to design a website?

During the Thursday (9/19) session with the NewCity team, I asked NewCity’s designer (Brian), “how do you get inspiration to design a website?” I’ve been challenged with “designer’s block” in the past when presented with the task of designing a website, so I wanted to know how a seasoned, experience designer like Brian usually overcomes […]

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Analyzing analytics

The WebLife team has seen this week, during our meetings with NewCity, how important data can be to get at the “what” in how people are connecting to our website. By using analytics, we can see what is being viewed and used on our site the most, and get a general idea of how people […]

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UX — U-what?!

This week has been a whirlwind of meetings with NewCity, and brand-new experiences for a lot of us working on the Weblife project. A big focus for us this week was UX. What’s that, you say? The easiest explanation is to tell you what the abbreviation means. UX stands for User Experience. That doesn’t really […]

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Welcome to the WebLife blog

Welcome to the WebLife blog!  This is where we will share updates, developments & insights from the WebLife project with the UT Health Science Center community.  We’re going to have lots to share, so we encourage you to subscribe to receive notifications of new blog posts by email — just look for the box on […]

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