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Record exposure of 2 Billion monthly displays for Usabilla Live

The team here at Usabilla has had an exciting 5 months. In September, we added focus to our efforts beyond Dutch borders, hiring country managers for France, Germany and the UK. A website redesign followed, adding both French and German language versions to cater for our ever growing international customer base.
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Our 5 Favorite UX Articles (December 2013)

The new year has finally been ushered in. Writing ’2014′ still seems a tad odd, drawing up our new year’s resolutions, and beginning to look toward an exciting 12 months. Yet, with so much to look forward to, it is worth looking back for a moment to see what the previous 31 days had in store for us.

So, with so much quality content out there, we take one more look back at December 2013. We’ve compiled December’s best 5 articles we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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2013_12_23 Announcements

We are hiring: Skilled web developers in Amsterdam

Usabilla builds cutting-edge feedback technologies. We have just reached a record exposure of 2 billion monthly Live Feedback button displays – serving an international client base, including big online players like Booking.com, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Spilgames. Time to expand our team with a highly motivated and skilled web developer.
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The Best UX Articles of 2013, from the Usabilla Blog

As 2013 draws to a close, we say farewell to another year of blogging. Over the past 12 months, us here at Usabilla have been producing an average of two articles a week. My primary school maths tells me that is over 100 pieces of new content out there – providing all manner of tips, tricks and discussion.

Admittedly, this may be a bit much for you all to wade through. So to ease that experience, our most successful UX articles of the past year have been summarised here for you to get a feel of just what’s happened in 2013.
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The Skeuomorph is Dead, Long Live the Skeuomorph

2013 saw a new king of design take the throne. This has been the year of Flat Design. 2012 ended with Microsoft bringing Flat to the mainstream with Windows 8, and Apple revamped iOS a year later. Casting away their skeuomorphic principles of old and refreshing the interface with a Flat approach.

As one of the defining design events of the year, this exemplified the changing trend of digital design. Apple, formerly so staunch in their support for skeuomorphic design under Steve Jobs, opting for the popular kid.
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PS4 vs Xbox One – a Usability Review (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of our review. Part 2 can be found here. Enjoy!

You can view/download the full PDF of the review here.

It has been a year of intense debate. Insults hurled from side to side. Two rival camps, passionately supporting and vouching for what they believe in. It’s nothing political. Nothing that will have any real righteous impact on the world. This has been the battle between gaming’s two behemoths. The battle to be under our Christmas tree.
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The ABC of Usability Part 11

The latest instalment in our monthly list of User Experience terms and definitions.

Each month, we are adding new terms to our existing glossary of Usability and UX definitions; terms we deem useful, interesting or – hopefully – a mixture of the two!

Discover new terms, learn more of the ones you thought you knew and find out interesting, little known, details.
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Wanted: Customer Satisfaction Intern

Are you a great fit for Usabilla?

√ I love to work in a fast-growing startup
√ I’m motivated & eager to learn
√ I have an outgoing personality
√ I love new challenges

We are looking for a full time Customer Satisfaction intern. Are you passionate about building new relationships? And do you want to join a team that is both product and service focussed? Do you dare to provide support for the big players, such as Booking.com, Vodafone, and T-mobile?
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Optimising Your Mobile Site

In today’s world, desktop and laptop PC sales are virtually in free fall.

The reduction in sales of these traditional computers has been a direct consequence of the rise in tablet, phablet, and smartphone ownership. It is with smartphone in hand that most people today are surfing the web whilst on the go. Train travels and bus rides are no longer the monotonous experiences they once were – where once eyes would have been focused out of the window, they are now drawn to the glass screens of their devices.
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