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9 Principles of Digital Innovation

Digital innovation is the driving force of today’s most successful businesses across the globe. However, with a constantly changing market and fierce new competition, it can be hard to implement and stay ahead in digital innovation. Here at Catalyst UX, we’ve put together a list of our best tips and tricks to ensure that you get it right (get a PDF version of the guide here). […]

Strategies for Modernizing Legacy Applications

Financial and enterprise applications have become more essential than ever in the past year. According to a report by Plaid, 73% of Americans see Fintech as “the new normal” ever since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. But now that such applications are becoming even more widely used, it is crucial that these applications stay up-to-date on their software. Modernizing your legacy application can provide your customers with years of continued use and your organization with years of additional revenue. [...]

Digital Companions: Beyond the Mobile App

Intro Many mobile applications are meant for socializing, gaming, and entertainment. That being said, we have also seen mobile applications contribute to better experiences in healthcare and lifestyle. In this article, we’ll talk about mobile applications that help improve people’s lives and how those applications and digital companions are growing. […]

How Coronavirus is Driving Virtual Healthcare

Introduction At the start of 2020, virtual healthcare was on the rise. However, the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 has ushered in more reasons for virtual care to grow. By the end of 2020, virtual healthcare visits are expected to top 1 billion, according to Forrester Research. Specifically, coronavirus-related virtual visits are estimated to top 900 million in 2020, while general medical care visits could top 200 million as reported by CNBC.  […]

Restart Your UX Efforts Quickly, Reliably and Remotely

Catalyst UX On Demand Retainer  Due to COVID-19, many organizations have been forced to keep employees working remotely. This creates new challenges such as: communication, collaborative work processes, recruiting, and more.  As a result, developing applications across multiple devices can be more difficult.  In these times, setting up a proficient internal UX team with a proven approach is a tall order. User experience (UX) requires multiple skills including UX architects, UX designers, UI developers, and user researchers, which can be [...]

Remote Work Tips for COVID-19

As a design consultancy competing for talent in the Bay Area, finding our niche has been a crucial factor in determining our brand and value offering to our employees. Initially, we primarily interviewed designers that lived in the Bay Area who were willing to commute to our office in San Mateo. While it is beneficial to have everyone in the same office, this meant we were competing with every other Bay Area tech company. Now, we seek seasoned designers with [...]

Mobile Apps During Coronavirus

Mobile App Growth Coronavirus is undoubtedly changing our lives in many ways. One of its biggest side effects is its large-scale disruption to business and consumer behavior. However, if you are a company that delivers a service using the web, a digital solution, or an application, now may be the time for you to invest in and improve your application. […]

Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Growth of Digital Transformation in IoT-Connected Devices and Artificial Intelligence There are four key enabling technologies that are helping power the growth of digital transformation. These technologies include: IoT devices, artificial intelligence, big data and elastic cloud computing.  At Catalyst UX, we have seen substantial growth of digital transformation in IoT-connected devices and AI-related skills. This is largely because the sheer number of IoT-connected devices is on the rise. By 2025, there will be an estimated 75 billion IoT devices. And [...]

ux design for iot

UX Design Considerations for IoT Designing for the Internet of Things IoT will confront you with some extra challenges and complexity that you wouldn’t encounter on a “conventional” (software-only) web service. You’ll need to think about some different and perhaps new areas of design that all serve to shape the user experience (UX). […]