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World Usability Day 2015

World Usability Day 2015

Siri Mehus, a senior researcher at Blink UX, will be presenting“From Speech to Conversation: A UX Challenge” at the 2015 Puget Sound World Usability Day at Microsoft’s Campus on November 12 at 3:55 PM. 

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How to Build Rapport Before & After Conducting In-Home User Research

John Dirks

I was asked recently what steps we take to make participants feel more comfortable with in-home interviews or observations. This article contains some practical tips about ways to build trust and rapport prior to and while interacting with participants in their homes. Why bother? Because raising comfort levels leads to better research observations, which is why we go out to people’s houses, condos, or apartments in the first place!

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Fast Field Research in Just 5 Days

Roxane Neal

It was a Tuesday at 11:00 am and we just got off a kickoff call with a new client. We stared at each other and knew what had to happen: I needed to be on a plane the next day to cross the country to conduct customer interviews on Thursday.

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Trade-Offs In Moderated & Unmoderated Usability Testing

Siri Mehus, Ph.D.

At Blink we practice evidence-driven design. That means that the design recommendations and decisions we make are grounded in solid data and sound reasoning. But what counts as good evidence? What are the data and reasoning that stand behind a well-motivated design decision?

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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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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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Blink Acquires Seattle Experience Design Studio Tectonic

Blink Acquires Seattle Experience Design Studio Tectonic

Blink continues its expansion with the purchase of a well-known Seattle design company, Tectonic.

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Blink Expands With A New Office In San Diego

Blink continues their expansion into California with a new office in San Diego, CA.

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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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Blink UX Acquires Redshift Digital: SF UX Design Studio

Blink, a user experience (UX) research and design firm, continues its national expansion with the purchase of Redshift Digital, a well-known San Francisco UX design studio.

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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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Blink UX Establishes User Research Lab In San Francisco

Blink UX, a research and design firm specializing in the user experience of digital products, announced the availability of its new user research lab in San Francisco, CA.

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