Typo-Resource: developing T&L support materials through collaboration

Peter Loveland, Jeanne-Louise Moys, Hannah Tollett, Melissa Towriss

Abstract


This paper reports on a collaborative project between staff and students in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. The Partnerships in Learning and Teaching (PLanT) project here described is a direct response to student needs for better online support materials. Methodologically, the project embeds user-centred design principles within an iterative process of design development and participant research. This process has underpinned the development of a prototype for an online interface called Typo-Resource. The resulting initial prototype addresses the usability and user experience dimensions of an online learning resource, moving beyond providing tutor-identified sets of resources to a multifaceted, collaborative, and visual platform for peer learning.


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Collaboration; graphic communication; technology-enhanced learning; usability; user-centred design; visual interface design

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21100/jeipc.v2i1.238

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