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How to test paper prototypes with users

Paper prototypes are an awesome way to introduce research early in the design process. They’re cheap, useful, and testing them is actually kind of...

Dodging the demo dilemma

Got a product demo coming up soon? Follow these tips from Optimal Workshop's customer success manager for a flawless presentation.

CEO update: Always be building

Our CEO Andrew Mayfield waxes lyrical about the goings on at Optimal Workshop — things we've seen and what lies on the road ahead of us.

Calling all researchers and designers!

Want to share your knowledge and UXpertise? Submit a chapter to our upcoming ebook on user research and interview best practices.

Tree testing in the design process — Part 1: The research phase

Every facet of design — research, information architecture, visual design, content strategy — affects everything else. Read on to find out how.

Introducing participant screening

Participant screening questions have been released on Bleeding Edge. Read on to find out how to use them, and why you should include them in your...

A UX Picnic with Donna Spencer: The FAQ of information architecture

Donna Spencer sat down with the team at Optimal Workshop to discuss some of the many frequently asked questions she receives about information...

A few points to consider before chucking in the towel

We all need to be happy with the jobs and workplaces we're in. Read on for Agony Aunt's advice on leaving a toxic workplace!

Card descriptions: Testing the effect of contextual information in card sorts

Card sorts are in essence a simple technique, however it’s the details of the sort that can determine the quality of your results.