News, events, and what we’re thinking about.

Workplace Culture: Understanding the Positivity Ratio

Linda Wagener, Ph.D.

Do you feel silly, amused, or fun-loving? That’s a positive emotion. Do you feel guilty, repentant, or blameworthy? That’s a negative emotion. Both positive and negative emotions change the way that our brain operates. Negative emotions narrow our perspective to focus on threats. Positive emotions broaden our field of vision.

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How Improving Website Accessibility Will Positively Impact SEO

Joe Welinske

Rodrigo Stockebrand

Accessible content leads to a more inclusive website, and by following web accessibility best practices, you can also improve search engine optimization (SEO).

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Numbers, Naturally

Quba Michalski

How to use our text-to-speech reader to create natural-sounding numbers for automated voice messaging systems.

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Launching the Future of Global Experience Design Alongside Mphasis

Mphasis, (BSE: 526299; NSE: MPHASIS), an Information Technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, announced today, its acquisition of Blink UX, a User Experience research, strategy, and design firm that works with the world’s leading companies to create transformative digital products, brands, and experiences.

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How Nudges in Design Can Effect Behavior Change

McKayl Barrows

As UX strategists, we use nudges and other lessons from behavioral economics to help people make better decisions — typically without their noticing.

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Blink UX No. 11 On PSBJ's “Washington’s Best Places to Work"

PSBJ conducted a statewide employee survey for all nominees earlier in 2021. This title was awarded based on the results of that survey.

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Making the Most of a Internship Experience Through Collaboration

Karam Yoo

During my UX design internship, I learned that collaborating with my project team, the project client, and fellow Blinkers was the key to a successful project and internship experience.

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Blink Named In America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

For the fifth time, Blink appears on the Inc. 5000, ranking No. 2283 with three-year revenue growth of 45% percent.

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Designing for Mobility Impairments

Joe Welinske

Blake Geyen

I met with Blake, one of Blink’s assistive device specialists, to discuss the challenges of his mobility impairment and his tips for creating inclusive app and web designs.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion at Blink

Kristina Knaus

These are our first steps toward cultivating a more equitable workplace for our employees, clients, and community.

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Why Good UX is Essential for Banks

Kelly Franznick

As the desire for easy-to-use digital banking services continues to rise, banks and fintech companies have an opportunity to create better user experiences for their online customers.

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2021 Pro Bono Project Update

Lynsey Lacher

We checked in with our pro bono project teams earlier this month to get an update on the projects in flight. Meet this year’s pro bono clients and learn more about their innovative solutions for some of society’s most pressing issues.

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