Posts in ‘design’

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User research and agile squadification at Trade Me

Hi, I’m Martin. I work as a UX researcher at Trade Me having left Optimal Experience (Optimal Workshop’s sister company) last year. For those of you who don’t know, Trade Me is New Zealand’s largest online auction site that also lists real estate to buy and rent, cars to buy, jobs listings, travel accommodation and quite a few other things besides. Over three…

The UX language debate — why it’s not a bad thing

Do you call yourself a UX Designer — or does the term make you recoil? The debate about what to call ourselves is fraught and ongoing. But this doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing.

What you want to see in an intranet

After attending Intranets2014 in Sydney and returning with a new understanding about the importance of a great intranet, we wanted to explore the topic further. So we ran a competition asking ‘What makes a good intranet?’ Here’s a brief summary of the common threads in the entries we received. Designed for real people Intranets should be designed with ‘a solid focus on…

Participant recruitment made easy and fast

Today we have an exciting new feature to announce. It’s probably the most requested feature of all time for us. And it’s finally here. You can now recruit survey participants through Optimal Workshop Cue applause and celebratory bells! No more haggling to get a banner on your homepage or a spot in a newsletter. No more gnashing of teeth as…

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…