Thinking about putting that big UX research project on hold for now as part of cost cutting? Unsure how to respond to questions around the value of UX research in light of concerns raised by your organization around spending? In tough economic times it’s tempting to adopt a double down mentality and view UX research... View Article
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Understanding your customers is central to any organization which wants to deliver an outstanding experience. But how do you understand your customers better? Tailoring their experience with your products and your organization to suit them should include a customer journey map. It doesn’t mean your organization needs a brightly colored, fully designed infographic that outlines... View Article
Ever wondered what the relationship is between information architecture (IA) and UX? Simply put, IA is the foundation of UX. We outline why. What is Information Architecture? According to Abby Covert, a leader in the field of information architecture, IA is ‘the way we arrange the parts to make sense of the whole.’ This can relate... View Article
There is an enormous amount of information on the internet. Every page you load is crammed with it. With so much information around, it’s incredibly important to remember that for human minds to be able to actually process and make sense of it, considered, strategic, ordered information architecture is needed. Information architecture is everywhere digitally,... View Article
Return on investment (ROI) is often the term on everyone’s lips when starting a big project or even when reviewing a website. It’s especially popular with those that hold the purse strings. As UX researchers it is important to consider the ROI of the work we do and understand how to measure this. We’ve lined... View Article
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.
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.
The third issue of our UX magazine is here – it's packed full of content on a range of topics from sprint review and product management to what to keep an eye out for as a UX researcher.
We’ve just launched the second edition of CRUX! It’s an exciting day for all of us here at Optimal Workshop.
It can often seem like UX is the end game, that we finally have a term that encompasses and explains the work that we do – accurately. That might not be the case.