User Experience

Behind the scenes at WebLife: What are stakeholder interviews?

Rene Echavarri, WebLife’s user experience (UX)  lead, works behind the scenes on the planning of new sections of the university’s website. Stakeholder interviews, which involves listening to faculty, staff, patients and others familiar with HSC and the current website, is a big part of Rene’s job at the moment. He works with user experience experts at […]

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“Ask WebLife” – Homepage rollout edition

This morning we rolled out the Health Science Center’s new homepage — the first of many rollouts to come.  We know you and your colleagues may have questions about the new homepage, so we’re continuing our “Ask WebLife” series with some answers specifically about the new homepage: Q: “What were your main goals when designing […]

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New homepage is live!

Our new homepage is live!  Look for more detailed questions & answers about the homepage elsewhere on the blog. Meanwhile, however, be sure to look for the “Quicklinks” feature on the new homepage: Click it to pull out the Quicklinks panel, where you’ll find the links most commonly used by students, faculty and staff — […]

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Ready, set, go live! New homepage coming soon

It’s new! Cutting edge! Alive! Your new university homepage http://uthscsa.edu will go live within the next few days. We’re proud and excited for you to see where it’s headed, as this is the first of many releases to come from our WebLife project. What key points should you know about our new homepage? Every element is built […]

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Why do they visit our website?

Randall Munroe, the creator of the webcomic xkcd, has a unique talent for bringing to light the humor in uncomfortable truths. Take, for example, the following strip he published in July 2010: His diagram resonates because it has been true — over and over again — on our own site as well as on the […]

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Tell us about your student experience, get a chance to win!

Students, we’re again looking for your help as we work to make your HSC online experience awesome. Please take a short 10-minute survey to tell us about your experiences at the Health Science Center, and with our website. Complete the survey by 11:59pm on Monday, October 14 Friday, October 18, and you’ll be entered into a […]

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How wireframes help advance our mission

The WebLife project allows us all at the Health Science Center to ask some important questions. In an effort to advance our mission, do we want our website to invite people in to read more stories about how “we make lives better” in our community? How are visitors/users of our website going to interact with […]

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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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