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Enterprise UX: A State of the Union

Enterprise UX: A State of the Union

Heidi Adkisson

For anyone who regularly designs enterprise software (raising my hand here), you have likely been asked to move a dated, difficult-to-use interface to a modern user experience.

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Nine Tips for Bringing Mobile UX to the Enterprise

Nine Tips for Bringing Mobile UX to the Enterprise

Roxane Neal

If you—a business analyst, solutions architect, IT project manager—have limited UX resources or experience but need to design a mobile experience for your internal applications, we’re here to help with nine handy tips.

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Wrangling Complexity: Collaborating and Delivering Design on Enterprise Projects

Wrangling Complexity: Collaborating and Delivering Design on Enterprise Projects

Tristan Plank

Here are some things we have learned about navigating complexity, collaborating with stakeholders, and handing design off to development teams.

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User Research Tools for The Optimal Santa

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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Consistency: When Is It Too Much of a Good Thing?

Consistency: When Is It Too Much of a Good Thing?

Heidi Adkisson

Consistency in an interface is generally a good idea, but like many good things, it can be taken too far. Particularly in content-heavy web sites, pages with an overly similar look can make it difficult for users to get a sense of place. Too much similarity can also give a system an overall static feel. The key is to understand when a lack of consistency interferes with the user experience—and when it doesn’t.

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How Useful are User Interface Patterns?

How Useful are User Interface Patterns?

Heidi Adkisson

This past June, I attended the Usability Professional Association conference—the theme for which was Patterns: Blueprints for Usability. It provided the opportunity to hear a number of different perspectives on user interface patterns—and I presented my own thoughts on the topic as a conference presenter.

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Three Tips for Agile UX Research

Three Tips for Agile UX Research

Irene Barber

Here are three tips to embrace the constraints and keep UX research as a fundamental part of Agile.

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Quotidian Variations Have a Story to Tell

Quotidian Variations Have a Story to Tell

Jake Fleisher

A recent Blink project brought me to Barcelona, where in-between site visits and interviewing people, I did what I usually do in new lands: document the local, quotidian products. As a product designer and user researcher, I’m fascinated by local variations of the highly evolved, yet simple, products we see, use, or benefit from every day.

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Sweat the Details: Animation and Microinteractions in Mobile Apps

Sweat the Details: Animation and Microinteractions in Mobile Apps

Tristan Plank

Crafting a useful, usable, and beautiful app takes a lot of work and a willingness to throw your designs out the window again and again until you get things right. Even if you get that far, there are usually at least five other apps out there that already do what yours does. Why is yours better? What sets it apart?

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First Mayer, Now Larson-Green: The Elevation of UX to the Corner Office

First Mayer, Now Larson-Green: The Elevation of UX to the Corner Office

Kelly Franznick

But the one thing that stood out to me is that like Marisa Mayer, the UX-oriented engineer and designer who oversaw some of Google’s most successful products, Larson-Green views the world of technology products and services principally through a lens of the end-user.

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POW! Comixology Evolves

POW! Comixology Evolves

Jonathan Evans

The reason why Comixology was embraced by so many people was the user experience. While not exactly like reading a comic, it felt like a natural evolution.

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Top 6 UX Trends for 2017

Top 6 UX Trends for 2017

Ankitha Bharadwaj

With 2016 coming to a close, we at Blink find ourselves wondering what 2017 holds in store. Here are six UX trends to watch as the next year unfolds.

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