Blog Posts About Digital Strategy

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Digital Transformation: Implement UX Best Practices From the Start

Any digital transformation initiative that doesn’t take the user experience (UX) into account is setting itself up for failure. Without a clear user workflow, there is no way to achieve even modest efficiency and productivity goals. A purely tools-based approach will never reach its true potential. That’s because there is more to success than productivity […]
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Implement Design That Encourages Self-Actualization

The trend towards UX design has far-reaching implications. Web designers and developers are looking for new, value-generating ways to leverage user-generated content to promote their platforms. People trust their social circles for purchase recommendations more than all other factors combined. Customer reviews, in particular, have demonstrated great success in the world of e-commerce – far […]
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Assessing Analytics Tools to Improve UX Design Outcomes

Does your development strategy rely on intuition? Probably not. Successful design teams, web developers, and marketers rarely achieve long-lasting results simply by trusting their gut. The gut is important, of course, but it has to inform action according to a strategy backed by data. This is what the most successful strategists in any industry do, […]
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Why SEO Matters to UX Design

SEO is about so much more than keywords and backlinks. Sure, those things are still important, but Google balances hundreds of ranking factors to bring results to its users. The key to crafting a foolproof SEO strategy is understanding what search engines are looking for: high-quality websites that meet users’ expectations. Unsurprisingly, user experience (UX) […]
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How to Achieve Internal Alignment on UX Vision

Offering a great user experience (UX) is one of the most effective ways to drive engagement, increase spending, and improve customer loyalty. A cohesive, meaningful UX encourages users to form a relationship with the brand. There isn’t anything new or even uncontroversial about this. It’s a fundamental truth that some of the greatest business leaders […]
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3 Reasons Gamification Can Offer Big Returns For Businesses

The simple premise behind the importance of UX-driven design is to make it easier and more enjoyable for your users to achieve desired goals. Gamification, one of the fastest growing UX trends, integrates elements of game playing into your business and is showing signs of big returns for those businesses who get it right. The […]
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Why CEOs Cannot Be Skeptical About Budgeting for UX in 2018 – Part 1

With the role of technology becoming increasingly fundamental for business operations—both internally and consumer-facing—there has never been a greater need for quality user experience. Couple this with the fact that those very same technologies have empowered the modern user with higher expectations as well, and it should be clear that making the investment in UX […]
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5 Key Trends Driving Business Success in the Digital Marketplace

  In mid-June, online retail giant Amazon made waves in the business world when it was announced that the company would be acquiring grocery chain Whole Foods for a staggering $13.4 billion. This deal is representative of a larger shift in global business, away from traditional brick-and-mortar locations towards a more robust digital marketplace. As […]
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6 Solutions for Bridging the Gap Between Marketing and IT on Your Next UX Project

As a business leader, you know how difficult it can be to reach a true consensus when pursuing new initiatives. While various departments within your organization are working towards one goal, there are bound to be disagreements from time to time. Not everyone will want to take the same path, or share your beliefs in […]

3 Strategies for Design that Look Great, Work Great and Actually Sell

It’s not uncommon for different stakeholders to have different opinions about the right design decisions for your company. Engineering is focused on the efficiency and sustainability of the website or software product. Marketing is focused on conversion rates and acquisition. Design is focused on a delightful, clear and seamless user experience. It’s important to remember […]