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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
No one day at a design agency is the same, especially here at UpTop. Every project that comes in is different, and every client is unique. Requirements, timelines, and budgets swirl like the wind. You can imagine why it’s so difficult to practice an ideal UX process, when the only constant is change. Despite all […]
Imagine this: you’re about to embark on a new project, and you find yourself in a room full of people who have been thinking for a long time about the work you’re about begin. Sometimes they say things like: “It’s just THIS. We already have a working version of it—which you can look at—and there […]
Earlier this month I had an opportunity to attend the first stateside conference hosted by Smashing Magazine in New York City. Smashing is my go-to source for inspiration, field-tested research, new techniques and basically the brain trust for what’s happening on the Internet. Attending the conference was my chance to step into the pages of […]
There are several important aspects to consider when setting the strategy of your online experience. Regardless if your strategy is a mobile first one (which I recommend) or not, there are several things you should consider. Imagery The User Experience Textual content Imagery 1. Make sure the people in your website imagery reflect your ideal […]