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Design Thinking vs. Design Feeling

February, 15 2018 | Design, UI

          Traditionally, designers have relied on a method referred to as “design thinking” when they are engaging in the creative process. Design thinking is a methodology that is often used by designers in order to solve problems and find solutions in an effective manner. Design thinking incorporates logic, strategy and systemic reasoning into the design process in order to achieve the best possible design solution for the problem at hand. It involves an organized process that helps the designer reach an end result: designers begin by empathizing with the user, defining the problem, ideating solutions, creating a prototype, testing, and finally implementation.  Design thinking methodology is used to create experiences that ultimately will benefit the end user, whether that be creating a streamlined experience or allowing them to complete tasks with minimal fuss.

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AR, Art, and Snapchat

February, 08 2018 | Innovative Thinking, Millennials, Technology, AR

       Augmented reality (AR) consists of a “live” view of the real world that has aspects of it that are “augmented” by a computer-generated input such as a sound, video, graphics, haptic feedback or GPS data. Augmented reality is beginning to make its way into mainstream platforms, such as Snapchat. As AR has been increasing in both its popularity and usage, we are now seeing the ways in which it can be used in a variety of different ways and platforms.

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Top KLI Blog Posts of 2017

January, 03 2018 | Journey Mapping, UX, VR, Chatbots

2017 was an amazing year filled with so many exciting new projects, people, knowledge, and experiences. As we move into a brand new year, it is always nice to look back on all that was accomplished in the past year to help gear up for the new one. We at Key Lime Interactive are very excited to see all that 2018 has to offer!

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What is Conversational UI?

December, 08 2017 | UI, zero ui, Conversational UI

We have seen the rise in popularity over conversational UI as being an essential part of the technology we use in our daily lives. From Alexa to Google Home, to Siri and Cortana, conversational UIs are popping up all around us. We know that we can ask them questions and they will respond to us; but what exactly is conversational UI?

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World Usability Day 2017

“User Experience designers and researchers can impact the course of events by creating technology, products and services that are inclusive at their core.”- WUD2017

    This past Thursday, November 9th, was the Puget Sound World Usability Day 2017 event, which focused on the theme of inclusion through user experience. This theme addressed the power of technology as a medium that brings people together and helps us to embrace our similarities. This powerful theme attracted a wide range of industry members, from Google to Amazon, to two Key Limers. This WUD 2017 was extra special for us because our amazing VP of Client Insights, Steve Foster, gave a presentation on Biometrics in UX Research.

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What is Biometrics?

Biometrics is the technical term to describe being able to measure body movements and calculations. It operates under the idea that each individual is unique and can ultimately be measured based on their specific movements and behaviors. But what is biometrics? What are the benefits of using this new method of research?

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User Experience Researcher Mindy Eng

August, 31 2017 | ux research

Mindy Eng: Key Lime Interactive’s UX Researcher & Strategist

We here at Key Lime Interactive LLC, are ecstatic to welcome  our Mindy Eng to our team as a User Experience Researcher. We’ve taken this opportunity to speak to user experience researcher Mindy Eng about her past experiences in UX research and how this will allow her to play a great role with us here at KLI.

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What is the Value of UX as a Business Tool

August, 18 2017 | UX

UX is the umbrella term for the all-encompassing field of User Experience. “UX encompasses all aspects of the end-users interaction with the company, it’s services, and it’s products.” (Norman & Nielsen, 2017). As a result, UX is important because UX “measures a person’s behavior and feelings when interacting with a brand or product across many platforms” (Thomspon, 2015). Essentially, UX is a symbiotic relationship in which users expect that certain actions will return on certain outcomes. When theses actions don’t lead to those expected outcomes, the user then experiences frustration and other negative emotions. For example, when a user hits ‘purchase’ or ‘confirm’ (action) on their online shopping order, they expect that they will be then transferred to a confirmation page (outcome). If this does not happen, the user then experiences frustration, confusion, and even anger.

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Who Is Your Most Influential UX Person?

August, 11 2017 | UX

Since UX is still growing and developing, we as UXers have the privilege to watch, learn from, and even work alongside some of the most influential and just plain awesome people that are a part of this field. As a result, the UX field is extremely dynamic, constantly growing and evolving due to the impact those who work in this field can make.  So, we asked our team, “who is your most influential UX person and why?” Here are some of their answers:

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KLI's Summer Reading List 2017

June, 13 2017 | Reviews, Entertainment, Expert Review


From VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), UI (user interface), to the future and beyond, we have compiled a list of some worthwhile reads regarding the field of UX and technology.  Whether you are looking to spend this summer nerding out, or simply in dire need of some good summer reading list whilst lounging poolside, we’ve got you covered.

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