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8 Positive Facts for Blue Monday 1920 977 Border Crossing UX

8 Positive Facts for Blue Monday

The 3rd Monday in January is now widely known as ‘Blue Monday’, the most depressing day of the year. So, on a day where it would be easy to get fixated on the negatives, we thought we’d share positive examples of communities, governments, businesses, and individuals coming together to improve the world.

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Digital tips for a greener future

At Border Crossing UX we always work to influence positive change. We know that’s a goal that many of you share. That’s why we’ve gathered our favourite sustainable digital tips to help you be more environmentally friendly. See how you could have an impact.

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Happy Christmas from the team

As another strange year draws to a close, we would like to wish you all a safe and incredibly Happy Christmas. And most importantly, a massive thank everyone who has made 2021 a special year at Border Crossing UX, despite the tough context.

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Meet our new Marketing Specialist: Rebecca Nurlu

Rebecca Nurlu is our new Marketing Specialist at Border Crossing UX. With her she brings a wealth of experience in marketing, and a passion for user experience. We sat down with her to find out a bit more about why she joined the consultancy, and what she’s enjoying so far.

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Behind the scenes at Border Crossing UX

Hi, my name’s Ross. I’m the new Content Specialist at Border Crossing UX, and I’m going to give you a little bit of a backstage tour of our Edinburgh HQ. It’s a great little office, with an equal division between desks, breakout areas and more formal meeting spaces. The shelves are lined with books, and everyone is encouraged to pull up an armchair, read, and pass on what they’ve learned.

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We’re hiring – join the Border Crossing UX team

Do you want to imagine a better world, and create it?  Are you pragmatic, collaborative, driven, and humble? Then why not join us at Border Crossing UX where we help our clients accelerate their innovation, adoption and growth. We’re currently recruiting for an Executive Assistant and a Junior Designer to join our growing team in Edinburgh.

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Evaluating your content library & why it matters

Over the years we’ve worked with clients who have had some truly massive digital content libraries. In some instances, these are a genuine asset. There is a clear content strategy and legacy content is well maintained. This often results in a clear competitive advantage.

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The power of lightning talks & how to get them right

Lightning talks are a brilliant way to harness and share internal and external expertise. If you’ve participated in a research or design sprint before, then you’ll know how powerful a good lightning talk can be. Done right, they should inspire and inform “how might we” brainstorming sessions, as well as help energise and align participants.

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Technology cycles, Smartphones & What’s coming next

Industries, business models, products and services evolve over time. As the product lifecycle and S-curves depict, they tend to go through a predictable cycle of innovation, adoption, growth, maturity, and eventual decline. Gartner’s Hype Cycle explores the first of these stages in greater detail…

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Google, Ranking Updates & What you can do

Google is one of those companies that absolutely nails continuous improvement.

A great example is how they approach improving the search results we encounter each time we use Google.

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Our research and collaborative design facilities reopen in Scotland 1920 1334 Border Crossing UX

Our research and collaborative design facilities reopen in Scotland

As Scotland moves beyond Level-0 we’re delighted we’re now able to reopen our user research and collaborative design facilities on the Shore, Edinburgh. So, this means we are ready to welcome our clients back to the office and offer our facilities for hire.

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Why an icebreaker is the key to a great workshop

Want to facilitate great workshops and establish an even playing field? Then use an icebreaker to start off your session. Though icebreakers are often seen as a cheesy way to start of a meeting or a workshop they are a great tool in your arsenal. That is why they are the only exercise that is guaranteed to start every workshop that we facilitate.

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