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Top 10 UX Blogs of 2017

By Amanda Billark

04.01.2018

  To celebrate the new year we've rounded up our top 10 most read blogs of 2017:   The Art of Asking Questions: The quality of the information relies entirely on the quality of the questions we ask.  This article explains...

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UX Researchers are worth their weight in gold!

By Leo Poll

18.12.2017

Does your company have an experience researcher? The answer is probably no but if you had one then she or he would be worth their weight in gold. Employing a good experience researcher will have massive effect on your future revenues...

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Why Is Usability Testing Important?

By Leo Poll

09.10.2017

Usability Testing is an essential aspect of any user-centred approach that puts the user at the centre of the development process. Adopting this approach advocates that the user should be foremost in any design and development decision...

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Everyone is talking UX

By Leo Poll

22.08.2017

And if they are not then they should! Why? Because the creation and/or delivery of a customer/user experience is team work. Just think of all the skills that are involved to develop an experience that fits your end-user as a glove. Just...

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The Big Friendly Giant of UX

By Maya Levin

06.06.2017

  You have a BIG project with lots of problems to analyse and solve. Your nerves are buzzing and you need someplace or something reassuring and friendly. Your computer is too time-consuming and paper is too restrictive. You don’t...

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Closing Communication & Workflow Gaps with Technology

By Cindy Beggs

31.01.2017

The original title I was going to give this post was:  “Better Communication or More Tools?  Pick One.”  I chose the other title because I think it’s less flippant and often when gaps in communication and workflow are addressed with...

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Empathy in UX

By Tedde van Gelderen

08.12.2016

Empathy is a popular term in user experience design nowadays. Many sources recommend that designers need to first empathise with users to create better experiences. And I’d wholeheartedly agree with that. However, what I hear in...

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Collaboration is a team sport

By Yvonne Shek

01.12.2016

If there is one topic that stands out in my mind in the last few months, it would be the topic of collaboration. We have been asked to help others collaborate and we ourselves also desire greater collaboration in our work. Why is...

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Difference Between a Design Template and a Page

By Athena Herrmann

02.03.2016

  When engaging with a new or potential client, we find there is often confusion about the difference between a template and a page. We believe much of this confusion stems from the fact that there are several different ways to scope...

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Design Thinkers Conference 2015

By Amanda Billark

08.12.2015

On November 12 & 13th, Akendi participated in RGD’s 16th annual Design Thinkers Conference, the largest Conference for Visual Design in Canada. Held at The Sony Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto, Akendi team mates from both our...

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Designing Good UX Is An Ungrateful Job

By Leo Poll

21.05.2015

Recently somebody remarked that he didn’t understand what all the fuss around UX was all about. Surely this was not a professional discipline but you simply use your ‘common sense’ when designing. When asked why there is so much bad UX...

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IS RESPONSIVE DESIGN GREAT MOBILE DESIGN?

By Patrick Noonan

28.04.2015

The first time in your career that you notice things have changed since you started is a pretty exciting milestone.  In a young industry like UX, this doesn’t take long.  The biggest changes I have noticed have been in the mobile...

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UX as a Silver Bullet

By Tedde van Gelderen

17.04.2015

At some point, in your early career as a UX designer, it happens: you are working on a project with multiple, even many stakeholders that each put in their “2 cents”, their point of view on button labels, screen flows, screen element...

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When all else fails – RFTM (Reach for the Manual)

By Jen Hennings

26.02.2015

As UX professionals, we design products and experiences that are intuitive, easy to use. What happens when a product is released that isn’t clear, and users have to reach for the manual? If you have any interaction with the...

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Lean UX: the what, the how, the where

By Leo Poll

22.01.2015

"Are you 'lean'?" is what somebody asked me recently. The timing for this was pretty lousy so just after Christmas and I nearly replied with a 'not as lean as before Christmas' when I realised that the question referred to our way of...

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