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BeReal: The UX Perspective

BeReal is a new, upcoming app that aims to offer a more ‘realistic’ approach to social media. Unlike other apps where editing, scrolling and stalking is rife, BeReal is focused on ‘authenticity’ and keeping up with the genuine day-to-day lives of friends and family. As we’re a UX design consultancy, who keep an eye out on the latest tech trends and developments, we wanted to take a look at the…

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Metaverse UX Design

The Metaverse: How It Can Be Shaped by UX Designs

Metaverse became a buzzword as Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement that Facebook would be renamed as Meta. All of a sudden, everybody is talking about the Metaverse, and everyone is looking forward to the new era. UX Connections is no exception as we are keen on tech and design. However, we as a UX design agency, would like to place focus on how UX can help in the development of…

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SEO and UX: A Brief Overview

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that SEO is a ranking system that is constantly evolving. What was once a practice that involved using a never-ending amount of links, or making a dedicated keyword page, now involves a long list of factors to be taken into account – one of which is user experience. The UX of a website involves not only how it looks, but also how…

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Consultant Profile: Lisa Nordgren

As a continuation of our series where we interview our own consultants, we recently spoke to the UX Connections team member who has been part of the creation of our Gothenburg office. We spoke for a while about her journey to UX, how she is always improving as a designer, and much more. Read on to see what she had to say.  Meet Lisa. UX Connections Consultant Profile: Lisa Nordgren…

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UX Connections: Business Achievements 2021

As a final goodbye to 2021, we thought we would do a roundup of our biggest achievements over the past year. Sometimes, you don’t realise how far you’ve come without processing everything that you’ve achieved, and so we thought we would compile a list of some of the standout moments of the last twelve months. We can’t wait to see what 2022 will bring us, but we also see it…

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UX Highlights 2021

When the world changed back in 2020, there was a shift in focus for a lot of us. Things that brought us so much stress and worry no longer mattered in the grand scheme of things, and it was more about using our time to learn new skills, find new hobbies and rediscover that childlike joy of our favourite things. Since a lot of our time is still spent inside…

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Spotify: The User Experience

As a continuation of our Swedish Design Series, we thought we’d take a deep dive into one of Stockholm’s most successful start-up tech companies: Spotify. Back in 2006, there was a huge problem hitting the music industry: pirating music, a.k.a downloading it illegally for personal consumption. This meant that music artists, both small and large, were earning less  and less income from their music. So, they decided to create a…

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The Magic of a Unicorn: How Sweden’s Fintech Industry is Taking Over the World

Sweden is one of the world’s leading forces in the fintech industry. Due to their quick adaption of the new financial technologies, it might soon become the first cashless economy in the world! The capital city of Stockholm is known for the various Unicorns that have been built up within the city borders. A Unicorn, in this context, is a start-up that went through scale-up and eventually grew into a…

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Taking UX Connections Abroad!

A look back on our trip in Amsterdam Day 0 At 4PM I left my desk to catch my flight from Heathrow. Meeting with the rest of the team (Chris, Claire, Hayley & Liza) on the way there, our excitement slowly built up as we moved from station to station on the underground tube. Arriving at the airport we quickly passed all our checks, had a meal and began the…

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Oculus D2 on a Mac

Setting up Oculus Rift DK2 on a Mac (OS X)

A quick guide to getting started with your new Oculus Rift DK2 for MAC OS-X Read about unboxing the Oculus Rift here!   Setting up Oculus – Hardware   Step 1: Connect Headset Cable to your computer Plug both the HDMI connector and the USB connector to your computer. If your computer does not have a HDMI input, you can also use the DVI included in the box.   Step…

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Oculus SDK

Oculus Rift lands at UX Connections

Today Oculus Rift arrived at UX Connections headquarters in London! We snapped up one of the last SDK2’s available before they sold out in November 2015. We’re going to develop exciting user experiences and consider how VR will change the digital world we live in when Oculus Rift goes on sale to the general public in 2016. The packaging was neatly arranged, and a full range of attachments and plugs!…

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