The Significance of Cultural and Social Factors in Experience Design

Written by: Patrick Kesler

In an increasingly interconnected world, experience design has evolved from a mere aesthetic endeavor to a complex discipline that demands a deep understanding of cultural and social factors.

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Customer Experience (CX) in the Government

Written by: Randy Rodriguez

In today's fast-paced and technology-driven world, the expectations from public services have significantly evolved, paralleling the high standards set by the private sector.

Empowering Clients with Clear Communication and Trust

Written by: Nicole Hunt

We’re continuing our “Teammate Spotlight” series with an interview with Ann Rose Greenberg. Ann Rose is a web development veteran with over a decade of experience guiding government clients through the website creation process to promote behavior change and improve user experiences.

Why UI & UX design are critical for your startup

Written by: Urban Emu

Many startups struggle to create an effective online presence, especially when multiple competitors dominate their niche. That’s where good User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) design comes in.

Zapping “Zoom fatigue.” Five simple tips.

Written by: Tim McCleary

How often have you felt completely drained, sometimes after less than an hour, while participating in a virtual meeting? Studies have shown that there are some basic reasons this happens. More importantly, there are simple ways to prevent it.

Light. Camera. Sound. Quality equipment, at a reasonable price.

Written by: Tim McCleary

Virtual meetings have become an everyday occurrence and an important communication tool as we continue to navigate the new normal of split teams — some virtual and some back in the office. But, what's the best equipment for virtual meetings and events? Here's what we use at Urban Emu.

Virtual meeting platforms: Best choice or trend?

Written by: Tim McCleary

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, leaders were forced to make some difficult decisions — fast. Among them was how to equip their employees to work virtually. We watched as some organizations and agencies raced to the trendiest offerings. We chose a different path.

The Rule of Three. How to look and sound better in virtual meetings.

Written by: Tim McCleary

There's a design principle known as the "Rule of Three." It suggests that items grouped in threes are more appealing to the eye. This is also an easy way to remember that there are three items that can vastly improve how you look and sound in virtual meetings and events.

Design for impact.

Written by: Urban Emu

More often than not, when a visitor lands on a website, they immediately have a visceral reaction – love it or leave it.

The link between user experience and return on investment

Written by: Urban Emu

User Experience (“UX”) is a term that describes design strategies that create the best possible experience for the customer such as on a website, in a mobile app, in a vehicle, or throughout the e-commerce checkout process.

What you need to know about 508 Compliance as a designer or project lead

Written by: Urban Emu

Why is 508 Compliance important? If you’ve taken a ride on a bus or looked for a place to park in front of your local grocery store, you know that there are accommodations made for people with disabilities. The same holds true for people with disabilities when navigating their digital life on federal websites and applications.

Why human-centered design?

Written by: Hayden Lausell

There are many ways to go about designing a product that could revolutionize your industry. Still, the design process is essential when it comes to how successful your product will be.

Heuristic evaluation and its impact on user experience

Written by: Sarah Romeo

Even if you don’t work in the world of design, it’s possible that you’ve heard the term user experience (UX.) Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about UX and how its practices can help build better websites, apps, branding, products, and more.

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Urban Emu is an experience agency with a fast growing team of experience designers, facilitators, strategists, researchers, UX/UI designers, and software engineers that create innovative experiences to improve and transform businesses.

We love to hear about ideas big or small. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us regarding your project.

Email: hello@urbanemu.com