Wired Sussex Blog

>Monthly Web Round-up : September

>September saw another rise in visitors to the Wired Sussex website with over 43,000 visits from over 18,000 unique visitors. This month I’ll look into some of the stats around those visitors and will also focus on the Member Directory. As usual we’ll start with a few headline figures for the month: Jobs Posted: 61 Projects Posted: 26 Workspace Adverts Posted: 14 New Members: 57 The average visitor to the site stayed for two and half minutes and looked at around 4 pages. Just over two thirds of visitors in September were returning visitors with the remaining third visiting the …

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>UX Brighton 2010

>Earlier this week I attended Brighton’s first ever usability conference, UX Brighton. The event was described as “giving wide exposure to some of the most recent captivating and provocative ideas on User Experience from all over the UK and Europe” and it didn’t disappoint. The day boasted an impressive ten speakers and provided a wide range of ideas, opinions and insight into what some of the best minds in the business think about User Experience. First up was Eric Reiss, one of the most influential figures in UX and Information Architecture. Eric talked us through his Web Dogma, a list …

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>Monthly Web Round-up : August

>The stats show August kept up the trend for the site getting over 40,000 visits during the month. We had around 17,500 unique visitors during what is traditionally a quiet time for the website. As usual we’ll start with a few headline figures for the month: Jobs Posted: 62 Projects Posted: 21 Workspace Adverts Posted: 11 New Members: 49 The operating systems visitors used in July were fairly similar to those used in previous months with 56% of visits from Widows, 36% from Mac. For the first time the third most popular operating system used to view the Wired Sussex …

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>Is It Like David and Goliath?

>Over the past few months on various blogs that I follow and LinkedIn groups that I am a part of there has been much discussion regarding job boards and the need for them to innovate or die. There has been a feeling in the recruitment sector that the national generalist job boards are overpriced and you are more likely to spend more time sifting through CVs that are either not suitable, not qualified or lack what the advert states. In my time as a recruiter I have used both the major job boards like Monster and Totaljobs, niche job boards …

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>Monthly Web Round-up : July

>Despite the surprisingly sunny weather July was another good month for wiredsussex.com with the site again attracting over 40,000 visits with well over 17,000 unique visitors. This month I’ll look into some of the stats around those visitors and will also focus on the Project Board. As usual we’ll start with a few headline figures for the month: Jobs Posted: 57 Projects Posted: 34 Workspace Adverts Posted: 16 New Members: 47 The operating systems visitors used in July were fairly similar to those used in previous months. The main difference, as predicted, was a big rise in iPad visitors as …

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An Intern’s Story: Twitter is not Facebook.

>We have invited some of our interns to be guest bloggers about their experiences as an intern. This post has been hand crafted by Dominick Soar, ex Social Media Intern at Qube Media. You can find out a little bit more about what makes Dom tick on his soon to be updated profile page (Dom has been offered a permanent role with Qube – good work Dom!) I signed up for Twitter almost a year ago. And then I gave up a few days later. Statistics all over the web show how common this is, with a heavy majority of the 190 million users …

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>No Agencies? But I have the Perfect Candidate for You?

>For those of you that follow the Wired Sussex Twitter feed you will be aware that earlier this week we asked this question: “We get a lot of jobs posted where people stress no agencies – what is it that Sussex media companies don’t like about recruiters?” The responses we got were on the whole less than favourable, so I thought that I would follow this up with a more in-depth look at why this is. The main threads of the responses were: cost, hassle and lack of knowledge, and I will now try and put a case for both …

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>Research, Donuts & Wu Tang: My time as a Wired Sussex intern.

>Having just got my degree result on the Friday, it was exciting that on the Monday I had the interview for my internship at Wired Sussex and I started as a Research Assistant the following day! I applied for the role as my degree was in Sociology and I enjoyed doing my final year research project so I wanted to carry on with something that enabled me to use the skills I had gained from doing my degree.The opportunity to gain some great work experience in a well known company and to get paid for it which seems so rare …

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>SuperGoogleAnalyticsExpialidocious

>Last night I attended the latest UX Brighton event – SuperGoogleAnalyticsExpialidocious, an event promising to show how applications like Google Analytics can be used to both formulate and answer questions around user behaviour. The first talk was from freelance user experience consultant Alex Tarling on Combining analytics with user testing. Alex talked us through some case studies about how he had used analytics to inform what areas of sites should be focussed on during testing. He explained the importance of combining the quantitative (analytical) data and the qualitative (user testing) to give a more rounded picture of how people use …

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A Rather Nice Internship – Gemma Taylor Blogs about her experience as an intern.

>Gemma Taylor is currently working at Nice Media via the Sussex Internship Programme. She is blogging about here experience as an intern at Nice on their Blog. Here is Gemma’s latest post: A Rather Nice Internship reveals what a month-long intern with Nice Media involves. From administration and the organising of props and costumes, to operating cameras, lighting and sound. Our new recruit, Gemma Taylor, will give you an insight into working for a Brighton- based video production company. The staff at Nice Media really seem to fit into the company name. Tom and Mel are about to have their …

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