Blog Posts About UX Design

How Can You Enhance UX for a More Universal Appeal?

When traveling to a foreign country where you don’t speak the native language, a translation dictionary is an indispensable asset. Without being able to communicate with the locals, you might have trouble with simple tasks like ordering a meal or finding your hotel. Equipping yourself with tools like a translation dictionary allows for universal communication […]

Five UX Tips to Optimize Your Mobile Strategy

We’re living in a mobile-first world. The proof is in the data, aggregated by Smart Insights. Its 2015 report spoke to the increasing significance of mobile devices in business, commerce and lifestyle, demonstrating a clear need for businesses to increase their emphasis on this booming platform. Some of the most easily seen components of their […]

5 Takeaways from “The Future of UX” Webinar with Lou Rosenfeld and Chris Hicken

Earlier this year on March 23, Lou Rosenfeld, the publisher for Rosenfeld Media, spoke with Chris Hicken, the President and COO of ubiquitous online presence UserTesting in a webinar entitled “The Future of UX.” With years of practice in user experience working to both launch startups and modernize global brands, both Rosenfeld and Hicken have […]

UX Design and Marketing: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

UX designers and marketers are both after the same thing—learning to understand the needs and wants of their customers. In many instances, UX specialists even use some of the same tactics as marketers to enhance their websites or applications, as highlighted by DesignForUse CEO Nishant Jain in his article “User Experience Design—The New Age Marketing […]

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 […]

UpTop’s Ideal UX Process

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 […]

Proving the Value of UX Design

Using a website or application that has been optimally designed based on user experience (UX) is like a breath of fresh air for users typically encumbered by poorly designed platforms during their online hunts for information. Yet, until they experience the ease of use brought about by UX design, Web surfers may be oblivious to […]

Seven UX Design Tips to Increase Conversions 

It takes more than just an IP address and clean landing page to grow your business on the web. These days, anybody with an idea or product to sell, and a beginner’s knowledge of web hosting and design, can launch a website—and effectively, a new business—in a few hours’ time. With all the clutter and […]

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 […]

Accessibility Design—Optimizing the Digital Experience for Everybody

When designing a website, the first thing to take into account is one of the most basic: is my website accessible to a variety of users? Accessible design is defined as a design process in which the needs of people with disabilities are specifically considered (these typically include aesthetic features like font size, button colors […]