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5 Marketing Challenges That Can Be Solved With UX

There are millions of brand voices out there trying to grab our attention and connect every day. As a marketer, I’m continually scrutinizing how other brands market to me. Each generation brings us new challenges on how to communicate with them effectively. To maintain relevance, however, marketers need to rise to these challenges by incorporating […]

How To Improve Your Cross-Functional Team Communication

Reinforcing effective cross-functional communication Regardless of the size of your organization, effective cross-functional communication is vital to ensuring your departments can work together as a cohesive unit. It can be common, however, for many businesses to experience levels of tension as individual team members subconsciously favor their departmental interests over the bigger-picture needs of the […]

[WEBINAR] Let’s Solve Your Five Biggest User Experience Problems

The panel we assembled: Leigh Allen- Aredondo, Head of User Experience, Spruce Up and Host of Podcast UX Cake Michael Woo, UX Manager, UpTop Craig Nishizaki, Sr. Director of Business, Design, and Development at UpTop Key themes that we covered: Having the right mindset when making user experience decisions  Effective communication between cross-functional teams, management, […]

[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.