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How to measure retention in your digital products

Customer retention is one of the most important metrics you can track Companies often track metrics to understand the health of their digital products. These might include the number of new customers that sign up, how many people abandon the process, and where new customers come from. But one metric that some products may not […]

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Tips & Advice
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5 UX Blunders: Design Consistency

Design consistency is important for user experience Why you need to understand how the human mind works It can be exciting to develop innovative ways to design your website. Each page is developed to suit the user’s needs. Whether they are looking for directions to a brick and mortar storefront or want to learn more […]

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Tips & Advice
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5 UX Blunders: Responsiveness

The benefits of responsive design Did you know that designing the same site for different platforms increases traffic? Responsive design is smart design. Globally, 56 percent of internet traffic comes from mobile users. Desktop users take up 42 percent, and the remaining usage comes from tablet users. Responsive, mobile-first design practices can help to get […]

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Tips & Advice

5 UX Blunders: Know Your Customer Base

Not knowing your customer base can prevent you from reaching your goals How to collect the data necessary to create a strong understanding of your user Have you checked to make sure your product has a customer base before launching? It’s easy to assume that, if you and friends around you have a need, that […]

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Tips & Advice
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5 UX Blunders: Accessibility

Designs that work for everyone What to consider when designing accessibly Accessibility in design means creating experiences that allow anyone, even those with disabilities, to easily use your product. Hence, to design accessibly is to design inclusively. There are special considerations when designing inclusively for websites and digital products. We want the same resources available […]

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Tips & Advice
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5 UX Blunders: Customer Retention

Thoughtful user experiences can positively impact customer retention Tips to improve customer retention There are many UX tricks that improve customer retention. Essentially, all you need is a: Thoughtful Instructive Inclusive Consistent design Picture this… You’ve developed an exciting, new product. You’ve rolled out your onboarding. Not only that, but you’re confident you have developed […]

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Design

UX Portfolio: Tips to Make a Winning Portfolio

Ask the Designer: UX Portfolio best practices  Video Transcript If you’re a UX designer like me, you’ve probably been told that having a ux portfolio is essential. The question is – why? Portfolios show hiring managers, product managers, other designers, and others the work you’ve done, so they can assess whether you will be […]

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UX Research

A Guide for User Testing

User testing can be very beneficial to the design and development of a project. Whether the product is a digital experience or a physical object, getting feedback from users who have no experience with the project is crucial to get valuable unbiased opinions.

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Design

Onboarding new users after a redesign — Tips and techniques

After a redesign of a big website or app, figuring out how to best onboard new users always comes into question. The technique used to onboard can leave a lasting first impression on the user which makes it crucial to be executed correctly. There are different techniques that can be used with different kinds of […]

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Tips & Advice

Which eCommerce platform is right for you?  

As a digital agency, we are often tasked with either helping a client choose an ecommerce platform, or with customizing their chosen platform to their individual needs. While our approach is often customized on our client’s needs, there are several key elements that business owners who want an ecommerce solution need to consider.   We […]

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Social Media

7 Social Media tips from the PBS social media experts

While at SXSW, I attended the PBS Social Media session which featured the social media teams of Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow and American Experience.   The biggest shock to me was that these “teams” actually consisted of one single person for each show.  And it wasn’t even their full time gig! Some of their best practices that […]

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