UX designers sometimes feel like they’re under pressure to read minds. In fact, this is often explicitly what managers and executives expect them to do. While it seems an unreasonable request at first, UX design does involve a kind of clairvoyance — just not necessarily a supernatural one. The designer’s foreknowledge of user behavior mostly […]
The panel we assembled: Leigh Allen- Aredondo, Head of UX @ Spruce Up, Podcast Host of UX Cake David Kendall, Principal of UX Design @ AT&T Casey Goddard, Head of Product Management @ Yotta Digital Ventures Michael Woo, Director of UX @ UpTop Moderator – Craig Nishizaki, Sr. Director of Business Development @ UpTop We […]
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 […]
Consumers like instant gratification, and it’s no different when it comes to customer service. Whether it’s pre-sale or post-sale support, your customers want answers to their questions right away – whenever and wherever is convenient for them. Hiring a large customer service team is very costly and not feasible for most businesses, however. What can […]
VUI (voice user interface) comes with a set of expectations from users. The give and take of conversation is cooperative and intuitive. Talking with VUI should be, too. Options, but not too many It’s helpful to give users information about what they can do. Keep them from getting lost by offering several options as a […]
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 […]
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.
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.
User experience might be the most underrated part of growing a successful business. Far too many companies treat it like an afterthought, rather than a primary goal. And this is to their detriment. Sure, as a UX design and development agency, we might be a little biased here, but given the transformative results we’ve seen […]
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. […]