Further success for XR Stories interns
Ashley, an Interactive Media student, received the award at a special event held by the Student Internship Bureau, which celebrates the achievements of University of York interns and the opportunities provided by local businesses. Ashley impressed the judging panel with her work as a UX designer with Experience Heritage, researching accessibility issues and redesigning screens for a new Heritage Trail app commissioned by the National Paralympic Heritage Trust (NPHT).
Bethany Watrous, founder and CEO at Experience Heritage, said, “I’m so proud of Ashley – she’s so deserving of this award! We adored having her as part of our team and she was a great help to the development of our product. Her work researching and designing UX features ensured that our current as well as future projects will be more accessible to more people.”
Ashley said, “As the UX designer on this project, my aim was to design a system that brought comfort to people with accessibility needs – creating multiple designs and testing them to gain real-time feedback from potential users. This has supported me in constructing customisable screens that provide enjoyable experiences for people with visual impairments or mobility difficulties.”
Published on 12 December 2022Filed under: XR Stories