Pete Watson

User Experience Specialist

  • Communications and Marketing
  • University Secretary's Group

Contact details

Address

Street

Room 5.01
St Leonards Land
Holyrood Road

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 8AQ

Availability

  • Monday - Thursday
    Working remotely most of the time at present

Background

Pete is the User Experience Specialist within the Prospective Student Web Content Team in Communications and Marketing.

He works across multiple areas within the university ensuring that he identifies both the needs of the business and the users. Planning and leading user research activities within these areas he ensures that insights gained align with the wider plans of a project.

Previous roles

Before joining the team, Pete worked within Student Systems and was responsible for planning and delivering the user research activities that ensured that the new Extensions and Special Circumstances project met the needs of student users. He achieved this through regular prototyping and testing of design ideas with students which enabled him to feed the insights back into the project ensuring that developers had a clear understanding of what they were building and why.

Qualifications

Pete has an undergraduate degree in History. 

He recently completed the PDA Service Design at the Service Design Academy in Dundee.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Pete is currently leading the discovery phase user research activities on the new degree finder project. He is focusing on the student experience of applying to and coming to study at university alonng with the needs of other business areas.

https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/future-student-experience/we-are-not-replacing-the-degree-finders-we-are-transforming-them/

He is responsible for feeding the insights from this research back to the project team and the wider community.