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How potted plants transformed our conference sponsorship and sustainability journey

Explore how we redefined conference sponsorship and captivated attendees with our simple and unique approach to conference merch – potted plants. Through trial and error, we discovered how sustainability can thrive alongside business success.

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Reflecting on UX Scotland 2023

In this post we reflect on this year’s UX Scotland, sharing our key findings and learnings around three core themes: Communities, Culture, and Psychological Safety; Accessibility and Inclusion; AI, Mixed Realities, and the Future of UX.

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What I learned about UX in my first year at Border Crossing UX

This week officially marked my one-year anniversary at Border Crossing UX. So as a “non-UX” individual working in the User Experience industry, I wanted to share some of the top things I have learned during my year in UX that may be of use to others considering entering the User Experience industry.

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Adopting a hypothesis-led approach to user experience design

When developing a product or service that offers a successful solution, entrepreneurs typically adopt a hit-or-miss experiment. Framing assumptions as hypotheses can improve business experimentations and user experience design. In this post, we discuss the importance of building a culture of experimentation and different UX research techniques.

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Globalising the User Experience Across Cultures and Languages

Whether you are looking to launch your website in a new country or are seeking to make your site more accessible to foreign-language speakers in your existing market, creating a seamless UX experience is the key to attracting new segments. So how can organisations ensure their websites perform well in different regions and languages?

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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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Technology cycles, smartphones and 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. From Gartner Hype Cycles to new technology, we provide insight on what to expect in the coming years.

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Ice breaker exercise instructions: 1 Thing. Go around the table and tell us: 1) Your name. 2) Your role and organisation. 3) what 1 thing Acme Inc could do to improve user experience?

Why a strong 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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Why UX design deserves recognition and is valuable

User Experience consists of increasing learning about human behaviour. UX Design makes experiences for people simpler. From learning the value of User Experience to the success meters of UX Design, our apprentice Tanisha shares her key learnings from her Foundation Apprenticeship work placement.

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What is user experience design and why is it significant?

Here at Border Crossing UX we’ve had a wonderful opportunity to run a foundation apprenticeship work placement in Business and Skills for Edinburgh College. Over the last 3 months, we’ve been working with Tanisha Rahman on developing her research, communication, marketing, and business skills.

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Why digital transformations fail (and how to stop them)

Digital Transformation is no longer the new kid on the block. But the need to deliver a transformation efficiently and effectively has never been more important. That’s why I was pleased to see the immense turnout for DIGIT.FYI’s 4th Annual Digital Transformation Conference.

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Turing Fest 2017 – our top conference highlights

Last week Calum and I went to the EICC for Turing Fest 2017. With a pen and notebook in hand, we took advantage of what the Strategy and Product streams had to offer. Here is a round up of my top three talks and takeaways.

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