Blog Posts About Design Thinking

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Essential Elements in Creating a Customer Journey Map

Customers are increasingly savvy and look beyond products or pricing when they make purchasing decisions. They want to buy from businesses that offer a high level of customer service and deliver a seamless buying process. In fact, 86 percent of buyers are willing to pay more for a better customer experience. In order to design […]
Growth Hacking that creates great UX

Growth Hacking That Creates Great UX

To some entrepreneurs, growth hacking sounds like short-term, get-rich-quick business planning. But it’s definitely more than that. Growth hacking means more than obsessively focusing on increasing the number of users your product has. Although this remains a defining feature of the growth hacking strategy, it doesn’t work unless you put plans in place for keeping […]
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[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, […]
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[VIDEO] How Design Thinking Has Influenced Our Work

We have Michael Woo and Thomas Wu talking about how it has influenced their lives as designers. We also have a design thinking playbook for you start utilizing and impacting business needs with this framework today.

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 […]
Restoring brand image through a better user experience

Restoring Brand Image Through Improved User Experience

These days, customer service is king. According to a recent report from customer intelligence consulting firm Walker, customer experience is expected to overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator within the next three years. Forward-thinking businesses that want to cultivate sustainable long-term growth and a positive brand image are already laying the foundation for […]

Uptop’s UX Discovery Workshop

Our UX team recently conducted a 3-day Discovery Workshop for a client in the healthcare industry. Their company was using an analog process for their clients’ paperwork; thus, we were tasked with finding a way to incorporate new technologies and improve the digital user experience. Another challenge was to find a solution to their current […]

Prototyping in UX: When, How, and Why

In 2018, the rockets will fire and NASA’s next generation Space Launch System will fly off into space, marking the start of a new generation of spaceflight. However, its journey begins six years earlier. In 2012, NASA began wind tunnel testing the initial designs of the vehicle. Did NASA begin with a full-scale build of […]

UX Designers: How Mindfulness Relates to the UX Process

Mindfulness is a modern practice with roots tracing back to early Buddhism. It is a form of meditation in which you focus solely on your breathing but make note, in a non-judgmental way, when your mind begins to wander. Practicing mindfulness has been said to reduce stress, as well as provide better focus and clarity […]
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