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Saying What We Mean: Evidence-Driven Communication Practices

Sarah Miller

Communication: It’s how we talk to each other. How we talk to clients. It can be nebulous and squishy, yet it’s important and impactful. Communication is directly related to the quality of the projects we deliver, how well we meet our clients’ needs, and the satisfaction we have with our work.

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Virtual Reality: Current and Future States of Immersion Multimedia

Ross Bohner

Many leaders in tech industries are now investing multiple billions of dollars into bringing consumer-level VR to market. Facebook bought Oculus, a forerunner for consumer-level head mounted display (HMD) hardware. Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, and Google are also investing heavily.

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UX Design Is a Philosophy

Karen Clark Cole

At Blink, we think and talk a lot about UX. And while each day more people are joining our conversation, there is still a lot of confusion around what UX actually means. I talk about it as a way of thinking and a business approach: User experience is no longer a job title or a service offering, it’s a way of thinking about your entire business.

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Blink Signs On To 100% Talent To Help Close Gender Wage Gap

Blink Signs On To 100% Talent To Help Close Gender Wage Gap

Blink is proud to announce that we have signed on to 100% Talent, an employer-led gender equity initiative launched by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Funding Alliance.

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EOY Finalists Share Lessons From Startup Failure

Lots of entrepreneurs and startups — most, in fact — deal with failure. But what separates the good from great is, more often than not, how quickly and effectively one responds to the failure.

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Understanding User Experience: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

McKayl Barrows

At Blink, the user experience is engrained in everything we do. Here's how we define UX and why it's important for you and your company.

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Which Soft Skills are Essential for UX Pros?

Amy L. Dickson

Everyone talks about the required hard skills it takes to succeed in the world of user experience. HTML5, a background in ethnographic research, and the ability to create prototypes—these are not trivial skills and are a must for any UX team. But nobody tells you the soft skills required to succeed on that same team. Until now.

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Fundamental Dimensions of Contrast

Brian Essex, Ph.D.

Designers know that using contrast is an effective way to direct attention to a specific design element. But what makes it so effective?

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What You You Need to Know About Business-to-Employee User Experience

Kelly Franznick

We answer the question, "What is B2E UX?" and discuss three reasons why adopting easy-to-use technology for your employees will enrich your company.

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UX and SEO — A love story

Tristan Plank

If you want to design the best experience for your users, you need to know their stories. Here at Blink we recently wrapped up a project that demonstrated how the “qualitative story” of user research and the “quantitative story” of SEO and analytics can be paired to produce powerful insights that provide the evidence you need to craft the right experience.

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Blink Gets New Digs in January 2018!

Karen Clark Cole

Blink is getting ready to move into our new 28,000-square-foot studio office space which we have been designing and building out for the last 8 months. 

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User Research Tools for The Optimal Santa

Jonathan Evans

To achieve joy in the hearts of children, Santa must have an amazing process and an excellent grasp of the user experience of gift giving. While others have suggested an alternative solution for Santa’s approach, we here at Blink take a more analytical approach.

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