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Category Archives: User Experience

OpenRoad converges on Service Design

Our Service Design team heads to Toronto to facilitate a hands-on methods workshop. Check out the conference highlights.

Social Logins: Are You Trading Privacy for Convenience?

Have you ever tried to add a comment on a blog post and BAM, you’re hit with a login wal…

Teaching the Next Generation of Digital Leaders

Deb and students

Growing our city’s digital talent is essential for Vancouver companies to push in…

OpenRoad is proud to co-host the 2nd annual VanUX Awards

From a fledging roundtable group of people interested in this thing called ‘user e…

Goodbye Cyberspace, Hello Code/Space at the 2015 BC Library Association Conference

Every year the BC Library Association gathers its members together to discuss the evolvi…

Toddler First Usability


Got a mobile app? Test it on your toddler first.

I know you’re not really supposed to give …

Avoiding Spinny-itus – Making Load Times More Bearable

My name is Dave Kachman and I have an iPhone 4. I’ve never met Siri. I type in a 4-digit pass…

Imagineering the Omni-Channel Experience

Disney is a great example of the "magic" that happens when a true omni-channel experience is delivered. Written by Trevor Allen, UX Designer.

Filling in User Experience Potholes: Connecting Applications for a Smoother Experience

Employees deal with several user interfaces throughout their day, each with varying level of usability, each possibly with a different login. With thoughtful attention to the user's experience across applications, we can design solutions to fill in those potholes, smoothing out the user's experience along the way.

UX Book Review: Designing Together by Dan Brown

This book is an ideal resource for anyone looking to improve their interactions with coworkers, clients, friends, and family. Although it is intended for contributing designers, the concepts are so fundamental and useful I find they can be applied in almost any situation to improve collaboration or navigate conflict successfully.