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Development update from Optimal Workshop (we think you’ll love it)

You may have noticed we’ve been gradually rolling out design and usability improvements over the past couple of months. Most notably, Chalkmark has a new image uploader and Treejack has a new tree editor. What you won’t have seen are the huge, behind-the-scenes changes that have been taking place at the same time. We’re actually in the midst of making…

Ross speaks! A five minute chat with one of our developers

We’re posting a series of conversations with Optimal Workshop’s stellar team members — starting with our developers. In this five minute chat, you’ll meet Ross, Lead Developer and chief tea drinker.

Our knowledge base sprint has begun — watch this space

You may have noticed that a lot has changed recently in the Optimal Workshop suite. New features, bug fixes, usability improvements and lipstick galore. To complement this exciting progress, we’re making a big effort this week to update and expand the content in our Knowledge Base. This is part of our broader content strategy that’s focused on making things easy for anyone…

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…

How to Spot and Destroy Evil Attractors in Your Tree (Part 1)

Dave O’Brien from Optimal Experience talks us through how to identify evil attractors in ours tree tests — and how we can fix them.

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.…

A developer’s experience of a UX conference

I’m one of the developers at Optimal Workshop. Unlike others on the team, I don’t come from a user experience background. From that perspective, I’ve  always felt like a bit of an outsider in the UX world, so it was a great experience to go to UX Australia last month. It was also an eye-opening experience that led me to…

Sneaky: OptimalSort on iPad

Last week we sneakily re-released our iPad ready HTML version of OptimalSort. If you get the opportunity to check it out and let us know what you think then please do. It will be served to you if you’re using iOS or Android. I’m pretty sure that some things aren’t yet perfect in Android using certain browsers (strangely, Opera was…

Loving the Pietree 2.0

We’ve recently released the second major version of Treejack’s Pietree and I think you’re going to love it. The Pietree shows which way your participants went at each junction in your content hierarchy and what they all selected as their final answers. Performing a tree test and benchmarking a Pietree from your existing structure against a proposed new design is…

A simple poke in the ribs

We haven’t posted anything here in quite some time and this seems like a strange place to start but we must start somewhere! In the lead up to xmas I got lazy with my timesheets. I just don’t even think of them anymore, apparently for weeks at a time.. [sorry Michelle] BUT all this is behind me. To establish a…