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4 Tips for Pairing a Great User Experience with Your IoT Device

At the turn of the decade, the Internet of Things was still a largely conceptual and primordial entity. Nonetheless, experts in the tech sector were generally in consensus that the IoT would become a global force in the very near future. Today, there are now an astounding 22.9 billion connected devices integrated into the network […]

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 […]
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3 Ways Marketing and UX Can Work Together to Drive Profitability

Initially it may seem that pairing marketers with a user experience (UX) research and development team might make for an odd couple. The end goal of marketers is to convince individuals to purchase your goods or services. UX teams, on the other hand, put themselves in the shoes of potential clients and provide the greatest […]
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Nishizaki Promoted to Senior Director of Business Development at UpTop

UpTop announces the promotion of Craig Nishizaki, Director of Business Development, to Senior Director of Business Development. Nishizaki has been a member of the UpTop Team since 2013 when Peak Systems rebranded itself under the UpTop name.  As Senior Director of Business Development, Nishizaki will lead UpTop’s Business Development Team to achieve annual revenue and […]
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UpTop Develops “Un-App App¼” to Foster Creativity and Focus in Children for Catherine Mayer Foundation

UpTop, a Seattle-based UX design and development company, announces the delivery of the L.A.U.G.H.Âź App, an evidence-based app created by the Catherine Mayer Foundation to help kids relax, focus and concentrate, increasing creativity and self-esteem. The app combines visual art (drawing), music and breathing to create calming and positive energies for kids of all ages. […]
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Your Conversion Problem May Actually Be a Design Problem

Your organization’s sales projections are flat-lining. Your marketing department has tried countless promotional offers on a variety of products, you’ve got an active social media presence and analytics show that there hasn’t been a dip in your site traffic. It would seem that you’re doing everything right, but for some reason people just aren’t completing […]
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5 Must-See Ted Talks on Design for Business Leaders

Whether you’re leading your organization’s marketing department, the head of IT or making leadership decisions in another role within your enterprise, it pays to look at the challenges you face on a daily basis through the lens of a designer—particularly when you consider the surge in technological tools being integrated into your operations year after […]
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3 Reasons a UX Team Should Judge Your Company’s Internal Debates

In an enterprise setting, very few decisions ever get made unilaterally. This is especially true when it comes to building applications, designing a website, portal or intranet. C-level executives will certainly want to put their seal of approval on the project. So will your marketing department. Your sales force will likely have an opinion, in […]