Andy McBride

Queensland University of Technology

Elements of our digital workplace

Presentation from Intranets2016

About my talk

The digital workplace is an emerging concept, and universities are complex places. Over the past 10 years QUT have been on a journey of continuous improvement covering staff and student intranets, mobile and most recently transforming four searches into one. In this engaging and practical session, Andy will demonstrate key features of QUT’s new digital workplace:

  • a unique presentation of global vs. local content that helped reduce content duplication by over 85%
  • meeting varied user needs with their LaunchPad and Application Directory
  • making search work (in just three months)

About me

Andy McBride is a User Experience Designer within Queensland University of Technology’s Digital Workplace team, and is responsible for overseeing the design and user experience of the University’s staff and student portals.

Andy is passionate about user-centered design and has over ten years’ experience striving to deliver compelling value-added enterprise level intranets and applications that improve business efficiencies and meet user expectations. He is also a web standards and accessibility advocate with a keen interest in mobile web application design. Outside the workplace Andy is an amateur triathlete, runner, cyclist…and pretend swimmer.

Photos from Intranets2016



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