Quick & dirty ways to measure & test

I’m a massive data nerd. I love spreadsheets. I love experimenting. MASSIVE GEEK. One of the aspects of digital that I enjoy is being able to see what is working (or not) and tweak things. These are some of my quick and dirty ways to measure how things are...

Creating user stories

I’m determined that our digital projects, starting with our new website, are user-focused. One new tool I’ve been learning about is the user story. For us at Sussex Students’ Union our users primarily fall into two broad categories: students and our...

What is the purpose of a website?

When starting any project I like to make sure everyone agrees what its purpose is. That might sound a bit obvious but very often I find we’re charging off towards a solution without actually all agreeing what the problem is. This is particularly tempting with...
Preparing for a new website

Preparing for a new website

I’m looking forward to overhauling the Sussex Students’ Union website¬†so I’ve been gathering some useful links and resources to help prepare for this exciting project. I thought I’d collate them here and ask the good people of the internet if...

#ourSUday – a day of students’ union tweeting

On Thursday 30th January I’ll be coordinating a 24 hour tweeting project for students’ unions across the UK to showcase what they do. The project, using the #ourSUday hashtag, aims to highlight the variety of things we do. Students’ unions,...

Data-driven decision-making

Ashamed of having to write ‘blogs sporadically at joannwalters.co.uk’ in a few profiles recently I am determined to blog more regularly about the thoughts floating around my head. This is a somewhat cop-out blog post however as it is just pointing to a...