UAL honoured at Webby Awards for user experience

The university has been named as an honouree for its student networking platform, Portfolio

UAL’s Portfolio platform has been named ‘honouree’ at the Webby Awards in the Best User Experience: Websites category.

The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) and have been hailed as the ‘internet’s highest honour’ by The New York Times.

Portfolio has been created as part of UAL’s digital transformation project, and was built by in-house developers and user experience teams at the university. It allows students to upload, share, and showcase their work, as well as to network, such as contacting peers for future collaboration.

Honourees like UAL are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the internet.
– Claire Graves, Webby Awards

Kelly Harrison, head of online services at UAL, said: “The programme has been user-led since its inception, and this goes to show that having users involved throughout the development of a digital channel ultimately leads to success.”

Claire Graves, executive director of the Webby Awards, said: “Honourees like UAL are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the internet. It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,000 entries we received this year.”

The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organisation honouring excellence on the internet. Categories include websites, video, advertising, media & PR, apps, mobile, and voice, social, podcasts and games.

More information on the Portfolio platform can be found at: https://www.arts.ac.uk/students/portfolio