All posts by: UpTop Team

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Managing Legacy Systems: When to Upgrade, Replace, or Rebuild

Every business relies on a set of core technology systems to function. These solutions include everything from a digital freelancer’s free cloud storage account to a fully featured enterprise SAP implementation that serves hundreds of employees, with an accompanying six-figure price tag. But technology continues to advance, and user expectations – both inside and outside […]
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Utilize DevOps to Quickly Modify Database Structure

Database changes are tedious, time-consuming challenges that introduce a great deal of risk into any organization. Deploying database schema changes is a highly demanding technical task, and it takes critical development hours away from other strategic objectives. At the same time, lagging database response can obstruct even the best-planned application deliveries and slow down an […]
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5 Foolproof Strategies for Optimizing an Online Community Site

The world’s most successful online businesses are more than just websites; they’re also platforms that power entire communities. This makes sense, considering the user community makes a brand powerful in the first place. Popular online communities like GoodReads, DeviantArt, or CouchSurfing work because they empower users to meaningfully interact with one another in ways that […]
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Get Everyone on Board with a Program Manager

Selling design isn’t an easy task. Convincing colleagues and decision-makers to buy design isn’t either. Yet any company that wants to lead the way in terms of the user experience (UX) it offers absolutely has to make the effort. The nature of UX design makes this proposition a little more complex than it sounds. It […]
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Why Journey Mapping Requires a Workshop

In most organizations, the customer journey touches almost every department. It needs to – the entire purpose of the company’s existence is to generate profit by meeting customers’ needs. All of these departments exist for the same reason, however, and the processes they complete influence the customer experience. In order to streamline that experience throughout […]
Design Sprint

Improve Team Strategy with Design Sprinting

Coming up with fresh, innovative ideas isn’t always easy. Real creativity can often seem just out of reach, or something that only gifted visionaries are capable of. But creativity is a skill that can be improved. It is not, as the Ancient Greeks believed, a kind of “divine madness” that only a few lucky people […]
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Conversational UI Offers a Next-Level UX

User onboarding is a delicate process. It is one of the first places where developers get to showcase their skills and demonstrate how well they can serve users’ needs. It’s also where the vast majority of user drop-off occurs. If a brand, product, or service manages to tell a consistent, compelling story from its very […]
Success Crossword

Use Journey Mapping to Identify & Resolve UX Friction

Every technological process involves a necessary series of steps, or clear set of conditions, that must be met, one-by-one, for the overall project to be a success. This is especially true for mobile apps, whose users are interested in an additional, all-important element – convenience. In order to be successful in today’s on-the-go mobile culture, app […]
API Integration

Do API Integrations Improve the User Experience?

If there is one major difference between 21st-century products and those of yesteryear, it’s the focus on user experience (UX). In the past, manufacturers expected consumers to learn how to use their products. While UX played a small role in industrial product design, it was Apple’s Don Norman that put user experience front and center […]
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5 Business Problems Solved by UX

When scaling a business, it’s important to identify inefficiencies in your operations and sales performance early on. Unfortunately, many organizations don’t know where to begin when assessing their short and long-term business needs while learning from, and avoiding, costly mistakes. User experience (UX) design can provide several benefits to companies who are looking to improve […]