Andrew Mayfield

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Congratulations you guys! Optimal Experience joins PwC

Optimal Experience, our beloved user experience consultancy sister company, has been acquired by the multinational professional services firm PwC. Woohoo!

My realisations about intranets from attending Intranets2014

I have to admit, I had pretty low expectations for this intranets conference. I’m not even sure why. I should have stopped to think about it. It may have been a preconception that it would inadvertently end up being a big SharePoint tutorial. Or that intranets are boring. Anyway, whatever it was, I was wrong. Intranets are quite amazing. I…

Optimal Workshop welcomes WebSort and PlainFrame users!

Today we have exciting and emotional news. Optimal Workshop has acquired WebSort and PlainFrame, two tools for card sorting and tree testing respectively. We’re really excited to be welcoming so many new users to Optimal Workshop on one day. Welcome! On Monday the 3rd of March, we will retire the WebSort and PlainFrame UIs—everyone will be upgraded to Optimal Workshop.…

The State of UX in South East Asia

Sam Ng, our beloved founder at Optimal Workshop and all around good guy has spent the past two or three years in South East Asia working with education technology, for-profit social enterprise, and not-for-profit initiatives. This follows his 5 years at Optimal Experience and 2 years setting up Optimal Workshop. So we thought he might have a few thoughts about…

Participant Experience Makeover

New OptimalSort! Over the past few months we have completely overhauled the participant experience for OptimalSort. Those in the know may have noticed that a beta version has been available for opt-in for a few months. Today I am excited to say that the shiny new OptimalSort is now out of beta. Runs on your tablet (no Flash required!) How…