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[VIDEO] Why User Experience Research Is Important

This week's Turning On The Desk Lamp features Craig Nishizaki, our Sr. Director of Business, Design, and Development. Why is UX research important? Now more than ever users have very high expectations for the user experience of your website, app, anything! If you don't dig dipper into what your users are telling you, how can you create an experience they want? Craig walks you through our approach and tactical ways UX research can be not only effective by scrappy as well.

Why Growth Hacking Is UX Design

Sitting at the crossroads of engineering, data science, and creative marketing is a growing trend that the start-up industry has termed “growth hacking.” Although not quite a buzzword – yet, growth hacking is used to describe the rhythms that encourage quick and scalable growth for start-up companies. Sean Ellis coined the term, and it arose […]

[VIDEO] Why your business should do Journey Mapping too

Michael Woo, our UX Manager, talks about how Journey Mapping is utilized at UpTop. Every so often - through our client work - we get into situations where we need improve how we do things, both internally and externally. For example, it might be answering the question ‘how might we make the kickoff of a project with a new client more streamlined and impactful’? In the past, we would handle these situations as they came up. But doing a journey map for ourselves was good for several reasons, watch to find out more.

How To Solve UX Problems Using Experimentation

Experimentation is often seen as the realm of either engineering or marketing, but we believe that it plays a significant role in solving user experience and design problems as well. What’s In an Experiment? Design is about solving problems, whether that problem is solving a business goal, improving team productivity, bringing in new users and […]

Issues Facing Retailers Today

Retailers are facing a crossroad today: do they focus just on their brick and mortar experience or do they innovate their tech to bring a seamless digital and physical shopping experience to their customers? Many retailers are challenged with lagging sales as they struggle to update their digital experience to coincide with their brand identity. […]