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Workplace Culture: How Your Brain’s Hardwiring Can Help Inform and Influence Your Career Path

Workplace Culture: How Your Brain’s Hardwiring Can Help Inform and Influence Your Car...

Linda Wagener, Ph.D.

Nature and nurture are both critical to your career path, and so at Blink, we focus on both of these in our employee development.

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Workplace Culture: How to Improve Creativity and Performance by Optimizing Your Brain

Workplace Culture: How to Improve Creativity and Performance by Optimizing Your Brain

Linda Wagener, Ph.D.

The human brain is not wired to have an "on" and "off" switch for work and play—and operating as if it were will deplete one’s energy and creativity.

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Blink at the Seattle Interactive Conference

Blink at the Seattle Interactive Conference

Sara Keats

We are thrilled to be a part of the Seattle Interactive Conference. We are delivering three talks, two panels, one live-podcast recording, one workshop, and more! Seattle Interactive Conference is Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18.

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Karen Clark Cole Returns to Mike Adams About Money Radio

Karen Clark Cole Returns to Mike Adams About Money Radio

Karen Clark Cole

Karen talks to Mike Adams, host of About Money Radio, about how Blink has grown since she was last on the show, and why user experience research is still an important part of designing a website, product or service.

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Startup Grind & Fresh Brewed Tech: Karen Clark Cole Interview

Startup Grind & Fresh Brewed Tech: Karen Clark Cole Interview

Karen Clark Cole

On August 6, 2019, Karen Clark Cole was interviewed live on stage by Rachel Gauvin for a Startup Grind San Diego. The interview aired on the Fresh Brewed Tech podcast "Tacos & Tech"

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"Walk with Your Head Up": Karen Clark Cole talks to Patricia Kathleen About Opportunity, Mentors, and Leading Blink

"Walk with Your Head Up": Karen Clark Cole talks to Patricia Kathleen About Opportuni...

Karen Clark Cole

On August 7, 2019, our CEO and co-founder Karen Clark Cole was interviewed by Patricia Kathleen on her podcast.

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Blink’s New San Diego User Research Labs

Blink’s New San Diego User Research Labs

Nickelle Sletteland

Specifically choosing San Diego as our first full-service office outside of Seattle is largely due to its size and demographics.

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A Photo Tour of Our UX Design Studio and User Research Labs in San Diego

A Photo Tour of Our UX Design Studio and User Research Labs in San Diego

Brent Summers

We recently finished construction of two usability labs in San Diego. Take a photo tour of our studio which is located in the heart of East Village just a few blocks from PETCO Park.

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Our Downtown San Diego Usability Labs Are Open for Business

Our Downtown San Diego Usability Labs Are Open for Business

Seth Hill

We just completed construction of two state-of-the-art usability labs in our downtown San Diego studio. We can configure our San Diego usability labs to evoke professional office spaces, medical exam rooms, cozy living rooms, or anything in between.

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Five Tips for Designing Better Conversational Interfaces

Five Tips for Designing Better Conversational Interfaces

Chris Mueller

From chatbots to intelligent assistants, conversation interfaces are changing the way that people interact with their computers, and designers have a unique opportunity to shape this medium at the ground level. Like all emerging tech, best practices are still being developed, but here at Blink we’ve had the opportunity to design a few of our own and learned a lot along the way.

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Object Modeling for Designers: An Introduction

Object Modeling for Designers: An Introduction

Heidi Adkisson

As a user experience designer, it can feel as though I am waging an on-going, never-ending battle against complexity, especially when working on enterprise systems. A popular route to simplify an experience is to implement a design system. Design systems are essential, but what I hope to show in this article is that a design system alone — particularly if it’s primarily a component level design system — does not guarantee a simple, consistent experience.

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Kelly Franznick Celebrated at University of Washington HCDE Graduation

Kelly Franznick Celebrated at University of Washington HCDE Graduation

Blink's cofounder and CIO was awarded the Myron L. White Award for his dedication and service to the Human Centered Design and Engineering program.

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