Getting the user’s perspective

Getting the user’s perspective

  • By Robyn Lawrence
  •  August 17, 2010
  •  Tags:  Blogs & news Communications

What we’ve been doing lately

By Benay Wettle, Atlas of Living Australia

Over the past two months, we have been working extensively with external users to fine tune the Atlas of Living Australia prototype before the public launch in October 2010.

A ‘work in progress’ preview of the new website – PDF (1.9MB), PPT (7.2MB).


Activities undertaken in the last few months include:

  • June – user testing of the Atlas mapping tool
  • July – user testing of the new Atlas website
  • August – audience testing of the beta or ‘go live’ version of the Atlas website and tool set.

Many thanks to all those people who volunteered their time to participate in these activities. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!!!

What’s next?

After the beta launch of the Atlas in October (and a well-earned celebration!) the user interface design team will be going back to the drawing board to further improve what is already there and to design new functionality for 2011/12.

If you would like to be involved in future user activities, please contact Dena Paris.