Why I love 'digital' - a presentation to inspire my colleagues


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A presentation I delivered to colleagues at the University of Sussex Students' Union at the start of our digital transformation project. I wanted to share my enthusiasm, explain what I mean by 'digital' and get them thinking about some of the options it offers us

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Why I love 'digital' - a presentation to inspire my colleagues

  1. 1. Why I love ‘digital’ Jo Walters - @jowalters Digital Engagement Manager University of Sussex Students’ Union
  2. 2. This is how thinking about digital stuff makes me feel
  3. 3. Digital is technology + people
  4. 4. It’s about how people interact with things and use information
  5. 5. It’s more than just websites
  6. 6. Digital is special because it is... efficient agile user-focused collaborative
  7. 7. Digital =/= robots
  8. 8. The government: ‘Digital by default’
  9. 9. First-year Sussex students: 94% phone with internet access (84% a year ago, 59% two years ago) 45% have an iPhone
  10. 10. This is what the most commonly visited page on our website looks like on an iPhone... ... what impression does our site give?
  11. 11. What if you could search sports clubs and societies like this instead?
  12. 12. What if you could search sports clubs and societies like this instead? What if we used video chat for election hustings or training or Student Rep meetings or student parent research?
  13. 13. What if your smartwatch or smartphone reminded you when your favourite night at the bar started?
  14. 14. What if we could suggest events you might be interested in, based on events you’ve enjoyed in the past?
  15. 15. Are you excited yet? Technology + information + people = cool stuff
  16. 16. We are getting a new website...
  17. 17. We’ll be meeting with everyone to discuss what students need from our website
  18. 18. www.joannawalters.co.uk
  19. 19. Image credits: Images from Flickr used under Creative Commons license I love digital - www.flickr.com/photos/foxtongue/4838850896/sizes/l Digital makes me feel - www.flickr.com/photos/smileham/5057826480/sizes/l Technology - www.flickr.com/photos/stuant63/2240432052/sizes/l People - www.flickr.com/photos/mrlins/5685995175/sizes/l Interaction - www.flickr.com/photos/mobilestreetlife/5946319814/sizes/l More than websites - www.flickr.com/photos/poperotico/3921069882/sizes/o/ Digital is... - www.flickr.com/photos/matthileo/4826783509/sizes/l - www.flickr. com/photos/dustinginetz/4819039913/sizes/l - www.flickr.com/photos/kagey_b/4117455/sizes/l - www.flickr.com/photos/pgordon/1399075089/sizes/l - www.flickr. com/photos/goincase/8358804231/sizes/l Digital =/= robots - www.flickr.com/photos/dancoulter/21042744/sizes/o/ Gov.uk design principles - my screenshot iPhone stats - www.flickr.com/photos/48126477@N05/6300224891/sizes/l Our website on an iPhone - my screenshot eBay app screenshots - econsultancy.com/blog/62160-11-reasons-why-ebay-s-mobile-apps-are-so- popularVideo chat - www.flickr.com/photos/funksoup/5983305903/sizes/l Smartwatch -www.flickr.com/photos/bmaloy/12363399364/sizes/o/ Smartphone notifications - www.flickr.com/photos/procter/7119653373/sizes/o/ Recommend events - www.flickr.com/photos/glennf/3327028951/sizes/o/ Excited yet - www.flickr.com/photos/krissen/6340984211/sizes/l New website - www.flickr.com/photos/61423903@N06/8084060025/sizes/l Meeting everyone - www.flickr.com/photos/digitalinternet/8227432373/sizes/l I’m blogging this - www.flickr.com/photos/foxtongue/24720422/sizes/o/