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.
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 […]
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 […]
Think about the last time you had an excellent experience, whether that is online or in-store. What did that make you feel? Happy, engaged and satisfied are common words used when customers relate good interactions with businesses. Now think about a time where you had a terrible experience with a company. When you got off […]
Although it may not receive as much attention as product innovation or quality customer service, employee retention is just as critical to an organization’s success as any other facet of business. In this article we will discuss how enterprise applications can help lead to organizational retention. When Employees Leave Retention is important largely because attrition […]
If you have ever worked on a project over a long period of time, you have likely felt the phenomenon known as a confirmation bias. Confirmation bias, a term first coined by psychologist Peter Wason in a 1960 research paper, is generally defined as the tendency to seek out and analyze information in a way […]
You have a user research budget to improve your app, website or design, but you’ve hit a wall when searching online keywords like “customer research,” “user profile,” “usability testing,” “survey testing,” or “how do I increase my conversion?” As you comb through dozens of online tutorials, best user research practices, and not-so-technical how-to articles, you’re […]
Mapping a great customer experience: Part 2 In Part 1 of this series on customer experience mapping, we provided a quick introduction and overview. As you’ll recall, customer experience mapping is a valuable exercise that builds on your user research to create a great experience for your target audience. In Part 2, we’ll explore the […]