Archive for 2017

As advocates of inclusive and accessible design we knew needed some improvements. Here are the six key takeaways from our journey to uncover and remove our website's accessibility barriers. Read more

In part two of this series we dive deeper into some of the specifics of what makes a great user experience for IoT products, focusing on the critical areas of onboarding, support, and security. Read more

In this two-part series we will explore the challenges of UX design for IoT. We will examine ways good UX can help best position your product to ‘cross the chasm’ from the “Wild West” of early adopters and move into mainstream adoption. Read more

In this series of blog posts we share our tips and tricks for how to best accomplish note-taking while moderating research sessions. Part one will focus on which method of note-taking is right for different research methods. Read more

Healthcare systems have much to gain by improving their digital systems and addressing the growing needs of their patients, providers, and administrators. Here are five key UX opportunity areas healthcare systems are looking at for improving the patient/provider experience including patient acquisition and telehealth. Read more

We walk you through the stages of booking a flight on seven major airline apps and point out how the user experience sizes up against each other. Read more

Join us at Blink UX on Thursday, March 30 in the Seattle Waterfront area for BlinkThink. There will be two interesting presentations and an artist’s reception, along with the opportunity to demo the HoloLens by Microsoft. Read more

Internal tech teams in the enterprise are building mobile experiences for LOB apps. See our tips for incorporating UX research & UCD into the app design process. Read more

Six months ago I was asked if I wanted to become fully embedded at a local startup to help it build out its user research program. The task was large and would require all my years as a researcher to accomplish successfully. Luckily, I had experience building out a research program at my previous job… Read more

UX research serves as the vital foundation of any project, adding context and insight to the design process, but it often suffers the most in an Agile framework. It is tricky to insert traditional user-centered design methodologies in general into incremental, development-focused sprints. This is curious as Agile presents as an alternative to traditional waterfall… Read more

A great way to test out prototypes and concepts is going directly to the source. One of the many ways that we achieve this at Blink is by conducting in-field intercept studies, which is a quick way to gather information from core users. You may wonder what situations are best suited for intercepts and how… Read more

Here are some tips on navigating complexity, collaborating with stakeholders, and handing design off to development teams when working on those big enterprise UCD projects. Read more