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My journey running a design sprint

At Optimal Workshop, we're experimenters at heart. Recently, we jumped at the chance to run a design sprint — learn more about how we did it here.

How to define and refine ontology

Ontology is a big part of developing an information architecture. Read on to see some examples (including one lesson we learned at Optimal Workshop!), and find...

The information architecture of libraries part 2:  Library of Congress Classification

We're taking another look at libraries and information architecture. In this second part of the series, it's the Library of Congress Classification system's...

Arts, crafts and user feedback: How to engage your team through creative play

Getting other team members engaged in user research can be tricky. Kelly, one of our designers, led a workshop that makes learning about customer feedback a...

The information architecture of libraries part 1:  Dewey Decimal Classification

We take a look at one of the most popular library classification systems: the Dewey Decimal System! See what we found in our card sort, and have a play around...

How to recruit for and run remote user testing

Remote user testing can give you quick and powerful results easily. Jess Lewes from People for Research shares some tips to keep in mind when recruiting remote...

How to become a more valuable UX professional: 3 factors to increase your worth

What does it take to show that you're a valuable UXer at your workplace? Krispian Emert shares a few tips that you can easily act on.

Website review: IKEA US

We put the IKEA US website to the test (tree test, that is!) using Treejack. Read on to see how we did it and the findings we came up with in the end.

Squirrel shoes, yoga and spacesuits: My experience at CanUX 2017

Kat Hardisty, our very own discovery lead, was invited to speak at CanUX 2017. Read her experience speaking at and attending this awesome conference in Ottawa.

10 information architecture traps we all fall into: Part 2

In part 2 of this series, Ashlea discusses 5 more information architecture traps that we can all easily fall into and how to avoid them.