IowaReporterApp Disaster; Good enough for government work?

There is something rotten in Iowa. Shadow Inc., the company responsible for the creation of the IowaReporterApp, designed to simplify…


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What is Experience Maturity and how much does your company’s UX role really need? 

Hiring good talent in this gig economy has changed the way that candidates are approaching their job search, and that means our tactics as…


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Scaling up your user experience team

Hiring good talent in this gig economy has changed the way that candidates are approaching their job search. I have found it interesting to…


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4 Years of Dupla and a New Dupla Dream: Dichotomy

4 years ago Kevin Decker and I left our corporate jobs to start our own design studio. We started Dupla Studios with the core belief that…


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Why asking “Why” is actually hurting your user interview

Interviewing humans can be challenging Interviewing stakeholders or conducting a user interview can be very challenging to do for UX…


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Think You’re Not Creative? These 3 Strategies Will Prove You Wrong

“I’m just not the creative type” — Have you heard these words before? Do you refer to other people as “creatives”, as if there’s this…


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I’m Not Unhappy, I’m a Designer

“If the calling is true, though we may not have gone where we intended, we will surely end up where we need to be.” ―Steve Goodier Do you…


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The 2 Tools Every Remarkable Designer Uses Before Any Other

This post is not about a designer’s curated list of favorite tools for the year. It’s about the essential tools. The ones every product…


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Companies Who Make Great UX Hires Know These Two Things

Dupla, like many agencies and studios around the world, moves fluidly between working with small organizations and large corporations.…


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Innovate Like a Boss Even When All Ideas Seem To Be Taken

Have you ever looked at a new product or service and thought to yourself: "Why didn’t I think of that?" You see such a genius (yet simple)…


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5 tips to create useful surveys and 2 ways you can ruin your data

I was recently talking to a colleague who teaches at a college nearby. She lamented the number of times she has seen organizations spit out…


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Discovering the Unstated — Building Trust in Customer Interviews

Trust is defined by Merriam-Webster as “Assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something”. Trust is…


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