Kay Seatter-Dunbar

Kay is Optimal Workshop's Content Marketing Manager and Editor of CRUX. A storyteller at heart, if she's not busy whipping up some fresh content you'll find her searching far and wide for the next big idea.

The latest posts from Kay Seatter-Dunbar

Nerding out on UX and IA: meet James Erwin, Product Designer

James Erwin fell into the world of information architecture (IA) by accident earlier in his design career and it’s fuelled his curiosity ever since.  We talk to him about his design journey, his obsession with understanding where IA and UX meet, and his approach to product design at Optimal Workshop. You go by the title... View Article

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Making a difference: ideas from UX New Zealand 2022

Making a difference through UX was a shared passion among an impressive line-up of 7 researchers, strategists, and designers from the global UX community at this year’s 100% virtual 3-day UX New Zealand conference. We introduce them, highlight what they had to say, and share their full video presentations. 1. From bombs to bots: the... View Article

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CRUX #5: Information architecture in action

In the crowded and complex world we live in, great user experiences can make all the difference to the way we navigate day-to-day life. CRUX#5 reveals the many faces of information architecture at work and its positive impact in the fields of business, entertainment, education, and more. Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable contributors generously paint a... View Article

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Ways of working: ideas from UX New Zealand 2022

An impressive line-up of researchers, strategists, and designers from the global UX community shared their ideas, experiences, insights, and approaches to effective ways of working at this year’s 100% virtual 3-day UX New Zealand conference. We introduce 7 speakers, highlight what they had to say, and share their full video presentations. 1. How to design... View Article

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In search of information architecture: everyday IA

Information architecture (IA) is everywhere. Like the best websites and apps in the digital world, information architecture also brings clarity and understanding to the real world. It helps us navigate complexity and clutter, enables us to get things done more easily even with enjoyment, and reduces our cognitive load as we go about our lives.  As... View Article

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Highlights from Mini Con 2021 hosted by UX New Zealand

User researchers, writers, designers, marketers, and others with a passion for UX were treated to talks from some of the best in the business when they connected online for UXNZ Mini Con on November 12th. We introduce the 5 speakers of the day and highlight what they had to say.

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The art of conversation with Andrew Millar

Andrew Millar is a digital designer by trade and ardent UX advocate by day, as Head of Design at Optimal Workshop. We talk to him about the design challenge of keeping it human in the face of voice-enabled technologies that have created the likes of Siri and Alexa.

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CRUX #4: fresh thinking from the world of UX

As the fourth issue of Crux goes to press the demand for usability continues to grow, along with the rise of the digital experience economy.  Sharing a sense of community among UXers is more important than ever.  That’s why we’re so proud to bring you our latest issue of CRUX celebrating people and perspectives from the UX community.

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Is your SaaS tech stack secure?

Having access to the specialist subscription-based tools you need to do your work is a reasonable thing to expect. But what if you’re relying on someone else’s SaaS account to access what you need? Sounds like a good solution but think again. It’s risky - even fraught. Here are 3 good reasons to avoid sharing login credentials and why you need your own.

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