Archive for January, 2016
BlinkThink: Gallery and Speaker Series Is Back!
BlinkThink: How Technology is Shaping Our World Thursday, March 31, 5:30-8pm Join us at Blink UX in the Seattle Waterfront area for two interesting presentations and an artist’s reception. We’ll feature the art of Gregory Beams and presentations from Dr. Megan Moreno and Dr. Kate Starbird on how technology is impacting our society. This event is free and open to the public. Wine, beer, and…
Blinker Profiles: Meet Ankitha Bharadwaj
Blinkers are an interesting and dynamic group of people. Each Blinker is carefully selected to join the team because we understand how he or she will positively contribute to our culture and work. And while we do post Blinker Bios on our website, we thought we’d go a little further and profile our Blinkers on…
Target 3 Innate Needs to Improve User Engagement
Understanding how humans are motivated in general can give us another level of context on which to base our design decisions. It is this more hidden, innate level of motivation that we need to consider to create more engaging experiences.
Top 5 UX Predictions for 2016
With the evolution of technology only accelerating there is no shortage of possibilities for key UX predictions in 2016. Here are the top 5 UX themes that we predict will be at the forefront this year. 1. Investment in Enterprise UX With years of significant UX gains in the consumer space, the user experience of…
Rolling out the Radical Redesign
For years I’d heard references to the Winchester House—a mansion built over many years by an eccentric heiress without any master build plan. It is well-known for its oddities such as as doors and stairs that go nowhere and windows overlooking other rooms. A couple of years ago on a Blink project I wound up…
At Blink we create experience maps as an instrument to articulate user engagement with a product. Experience maps are a visual representation of the users’ journey over time, and they provide a handy communication tool for teams to inform product direction. The benefit... Read More
Onboarding is a human resources term that we in the UX field have borrowed as a label for the process of getting someone “up and running” with your site, app, or service. The onboarding process is a critical step in setting your users up for success with your product, b... Read More