There are millions of brand voices out there trying to grab our attention and connect every day. As a marketer, I’m continually scrutinizing how other brands market to me. Each generation brings us new challenges on how to communicate with them effectively. To maintain relevance, however, marketers need to rise to these challenges by incorporating […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
As a business grows and the needs of employees and customers change, it is important to understand that the organization’s internal system is not a one-time project that can be checked off the to-do list after launch. As growth happens and time passes, the system needs to be tended to regularly in order to integrate […]
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 […]
While not everybody can make The New York Times Bestseller List, everybody is, in a sense, a storyteller. We tell stories every day—about everything from where we went last night to what we had for breakfast. Savvy business owners, take heed: Very often, those stories revolve around customer experiences. A clear parallel can be drawn […]
The importance of your website in relation to business strategy cannot be understated in today’s digital economy. Potential customers will look to your website for evidence of trustworthiness, competence, superior products and services. Is your company doing all it can to optimize the user experience? Take this quiz to see how well you rank! To […]
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 […]