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Better research with Optimal Workshop and MURAL

Research and design has changed over time, thanks to technology. Read on to find out how to do better research for design with Optimal Workshop and MURAL.

Just published: A free book-length guide to tree testing

Tree testing guru Dave O'Brien has just launched his brand new, comprehensive wiki "Tree testing for websites". Have a read and share your thoughts!

How to run fast and affordable usability tests with hard-to-reach, high-earning users

Recruiting participants for usability studies can be tricky, but there are ways around this hurdle. Read on to find out UX Agony Aunt's advice!

Questions for Questions: How we surveyed our users about our new tool

Upon the launch of our new online survey tool, Questions, we sent out a short survey to see what you all use online surveys for. Read on for the results!

The unicorn is dead: Soft skills trump coding skills

What are soft skills? Why are they important? Paul Sherman shares his thoughts and opinions before his presentation at UX New Zealand 2016.

From A to UX

How can you succeed when making a change? Before her talk at UX New Zealand 2016 Stephanie Wilson explains how she brought UX practices to her workplace.

Time, space and information architecture

Dan Ramsden, creative director of UX architecture at BBC, shares his thoughts on information architecture before his presentation at UX New Zealand 2016.

How we support the Optimal Workshop community

As a member of the Customer Success Team, I strive to ensure our customers are successful with the research they’re doing. To do this, I use Intercom.

What is temporal design thinking?

Heading to UX New Zealand 2016? Check out what Jason CranfordTeague has to say about temporal design thinking before his presentation.

Cognitive biases in user research

How do cognitive biases affect user research? And how can you avoid them? Ruth Ellison explains before her presentation at UX New Zealand 2016.