Testing by people using Cycling Guide has been a great success, especially in revealing issues in its routes. We use their feedback to improve the routes.
Cycling Guide uses OpenStreetMap, which provides map data for thousands of websites, mobile apps, and hardware devices.
After an extended period of internal testing, we’ve put Cycling Guide in the hands of several experienced cyclists to see how well it works for them.
Dana Marr joined July’s uxWaterloo to share his experience with clarifying the problem to be solved, and getting buy-in from leadership teams.
As work progresses on the Cycling Guide mobile app, the Zeitspace team has engaged in exploratory testing to assess the quality of its cycling routes.
Brian Doucet and Michael Doucet, authors of “Streetcars and the Shifting Geographies of Toronto,” joined June’s uxWaterloo to share how repeat photography can be used in urban research
Dovetail has helped us keep our user research organized and accessible while working on the Cycling Guide app.
A step-by-step guide for frontend developers on how to migrate to using the Composition API and ease the future transition to Vue 3.
How do hiring managers use a UX portfolio and how do they think you should approach it? We asked 3 UX leaders and here’s what they said.
At a recent uxWaterloo, professor Corina Sas went through six design guidelines for designers working on well-being apps.
On her final day with Zeitspace, journalist Kelly Pedro reflects on some of the stories she’s covered in nearly 3 years.
Electroacoustic harpist Grace Scheele will duel with an avatar representing the critics she’s faced during a performance June 4 for Open Ears Festival of Music Sound.
Zeitspace partnered with CycleWR to create a safety-focused, cycling-centric mobile app that’s hyperlocal.
Organizations need to give UX researchers and designers space to create connections.
Zeitspace UX designer Megan Pollock on how working remotely has given her a new appreciation for meetings, and more.
At ProductTank Waterloo and Pittsburgh, Christine Itwaru, head of product operations at Pendo, talked about how to get the most from your product ops team.
Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) relaunched the Impact Amplifier app that shows would-be donors how far their dollars go in the community.
Patrick Carrington, an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University, shares how to design tech to support people with diverse abilities.
MetaLab’s Carina Ngai talks about keeping a sense of belonging on her UX team throughout the pandemic.
Remote work means there’s not as many chances to show young UX designers how things get done and how ideas get sparked.
In the second part of our ProductTank Waterloo recap, Product Collective Co-Founder Mike Belsito outlines the top mistakes product people make.
Product Collective Co-Founder Mike Belsito outlines the top mistakes product people make in our two-part recap of February’s ProductTank Waterloo meetup.
It costs 20% more to hire someone right now and takes twice as long to do it, according to OpenView’s 2022 talent report.
Designer and product manager Eriol Fox talks democratizing design and more as part of our series on how UX designers and researchers have adapted to remote work.
D2L Principal Product Designer Nick Dingle on connecting with his team and how the pandemic has made it easier to get focus time.
As part of our ongoing series, Zeitspace’s Kelly Pedro talked to the City of Philadelphia’s UX Director Sara Hall about how she’s adapted her work.
Product marketer Becca Byers shared product marketing strategies at a special joint January meetup between ProductTank Waterloo and ProductTank Pittsburgh.
The pandemic has erased the ways UX designers and researchers got on the same page as the people they’re designing for, developers, or each other.
Content strategist, speaker, and author Margot Bloomstein joined uxWaterloo for a fireside chat about how and where to share your ideas with the world.
When the pandemic hit, Kitchener-based Emmetros had to find new ways to collect feedback from clients who were already dealing with the healthcare crisis.
We’re kicking off a series looking at how UX researchers and designers have adapted their work nearly two years into the pandemic.
Mike Dwyer has joined us as an engineering lead and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
Zeitspace captured what Policaro envisioned and brought a new inventory platform to life with expert software development and user experience design.
When a project kicks off, UX designer Megan Pollock often writes a mini creative brief — for herself as much as for our clients. Here’s why.
Brent Lintner has joined Zeitspace as a software engineer. Here’s a chance to meet Brent through our now-standard questions.
Kedice Jones has joined us as a UX designer. Learn more about Kedice and why she thinks you should invest in a better yoga mat in our latest welcome post.
User experience expectations are as high as they’ve ever been and InFlight collaborates with Zeitspace to bring cutting edge design, UX research, and user-centred design expertise to its processes.
Design strategist Erin Corcoran joined uxWaterloo to talk about the overlap between the design strategy architects use in their work and UX design.
When GBL’s designer was focused on other commitments, they needed a trusted partner to design and build a proof of concept, and found it in Zeitspace.
ParkCo has just inked two more large contracts. “(Zeitspace) wanted to make sure we really succeeded. Mission accomplished,” said ParkCo CEO Bryan Hopps.
UX designer Megan Pollock leaned on accessible features during nighttime feedings and while trying to push a stroller in the snow.
During a recent Zeitspace Session, Mark Tan and Nathan Maton, who have built community at top tech companies, talked about how they did it.
Author Étienne Garbugli shares his process for how product managers can zero in on a product’s core value, identify its best customers, and grow over time.
In the age of immediacy, user experience designers are rushed to deliver more with less, and users sometimes get left behind in the design process.
Ahead of his Zeitspace Session, Wyze’s Mark Tan talks about why product managers should focus on community-driven product development.
When it comes to innovation, look at where mismatches are happening — often with people with disabilities who have to work around inaccessible products.
UX designers train for one environment and work in another. UX designer Karen VanHouten talks about how to go from barely surviving to thriving.
In a digital world making products accessible means focusing on usability first.
At July’s uxWaterloo, Ruth Kikin-Gil talked about how organizations can use the 18 guidelines for human AI interaction she developed with Microsoft.
Tyler Delaat has joined us as a software engineer. Meet Tyler through our now-standard questions where responses include fruit trees and 3D modelling.
What do coffee and karate have in common? They're responses Catalin Pop, who's joined Zeitspace as a software engineer, gave in our now-standard questions.
We can adapt storytelling principles around developing a character to the UX design principles we use to make decisions about what we're designing and why.
Designing an inclusive organization isn’t a one-and-done. There’s no checklist, only starting points, diversity educator Ren Navarro said at Fluxible 2021.
In the face of a pandemic, UX designers working as public servants can only move “at the speed of trust.”
Designing research is embedded in a Western capitalist approach, but what does that mean for inclusion?
Steven Picache is a new software engineer at Zeitspace. Read more about him in our welcome post.
Teresa Torres, author of Continuous Discovery Habits, joined ProductTank Waterloo to share how continuous discovery works.
“If anybody is equipped to solve for a world that has more equitable outcomes, it’s designers,” design leader Aaron Irizarry said in summing up Fluxible.
Learning by sharing is a powerful practice in user experience. At a recent uxWaterloo, local UXers shared what they learned in their latest projects.
The best product teams are shifting to a continuous mindset, said Teresa Torres, who wrote Continuous Discovery Habits.
During our Zeitspace Session, design ethnographer Kelly Goto talked about the benefits of UX research repositories, what works, what doesn’t, and why.
Product managers operate at the intersection of UX, business, and tech, so it’s on them to understand how ethical issues might pop up.
Since 2012, Fluxible attendees have enjoyed more than 100 musical performances.
Carina Ngai, who leads the player experience design team at Roblox, joined the company because the opportunity came with interesting design challenges.
In a world of algorithmic bias, what role do design and governance play in building safe digital products?
When Grain co-founders started thinking about how the video app would fill certain jobs to be done they finally found their product-market fit.
Adrian Cho created a virtual platform to help musicians perform live in different cities after the pandemic silenced music halls and concert theatres.
The product development team must change their approach to create an experience that blends well with Africa’s population.
In part two of our series, Ren Navarro talks about going from delivering in person talks about inclusion in the beer industry to serving it up in an app.
Sharing short snippets soon after a user interview or testing session is powerful. Here are some useful tools to share user research highlights remotely.
In our series kickoff, design ethnographer Kelly Goto talks about how she has been reinventing her approach to UX research in a remote world.
Survival metrics focus on product development and need partnership and speed, product consultant Adam Thomas said at the most recent ProductTank Waterloo.
At the February uxWaterloo, design consultancy Quicksand Studios and interactive arts studio Invisible Flock talked about building the Duet app.
The 2021 edition of Fluxible, Canada’s UX Festival, will build on the success of last year’s Fluxible TV but expand to a week.
When projects go wrong, we waste time figuring out what happened. But what if we did that first with a premortem analysis and assume the project fails?
We're not horsing around — Janine Swallow is bringing her energy to Zeitspace as a UX designer.
Three Ontario communities will get better access to abortion services thanks in part to the Choice Connect app that has helped highlight gaps.
At the most recent ProductTank Waterloo, ProfitWell CEO Patrick Campbell shared some tactics businesses can use to drive product-led growth strategy.
UX designer Eriol Fox will be talking about their journey in designing for humanitarian projects at the next uxWaterloo virtual meetup Jan. 21.
By taking advantage of Chrome’s developer tools, we can ensure everyone has a great user experience on our website no matter which device they use.
When she found herself on Microsoft’s HoloLens design team, senior designer Ana Sofia Gonzalez learned that empathy was more important than ever.
In our most recent Zeitspace Session, participants learned how to plan and run UX research interviews for better product design and development.
In the scrum framework, a sprint demo is a meeting for a product team to show the product owner and stakeholders the work they’ve completed in the sprint.
“All people’s brains are wired around stories. We’re narrative creatures,” said Scott Berkun, author of How Design Makes the World.
Deciding which font to use is not as straightforward as choosing something that “looks good.” Type may be more influential and powerful than you think.
Impact maps are a great way to get everyone aligned so you’re not wasting time making the wrong decisions when it comes to your product goals.
Scott Berkun’s latest book gets readers to look at problems like designers do so they make better choices about what they use, buy, and make.
What some tech companies are doing to keep a diverse workforce and how you can learn from their response to do the same.
In street design the design has to work for everyone. Here’s how the City of Kitchener is designing streets for people, not just cars.
Heuristic evaluations are an accessible, tested, relatively low cost way to critically assess the usability of digital product interfaces.
Impact Maps are a strategic planning technique to help product teams gain a shared understanding of business objectives. Here’s how they can work for you.
Ben Foster talked about how to develop great products, create a product vision, and empower product managers to say no at the last ProductTank Waterloo.
Interviewing is a key part of journalism and UX research. With both, you’re helping people feel heard. Here's how to approach interviews the right way.
Product management is one long paradox. But there’s a better way forward, WHOOP’s chief product officer Ben Foster writes in his new book.
In our latest Zeitspace Session we looked at how you can’t really separate UX writing from good design because good writing is good design.
What to do when the Redux state is not reflected in the UI.
From a prototype of a virtual marketplace to doing behavioural barrier reviews, Waterloo Region UXers shared what they’ve learned at uxWaterloo.
There are lots of things to consider when hiring someone for your product team, but you can hire better product people by focusing on these skills.
Product coach Kate Leto joins ProductTank Waterloo to share ways to change how organizations hire, and think about culture and essential product skills.
The campaign will help with route planning, especially for parents whose children may be walking or cycling to school for the first time.
After Waterloo Region added 24 kilometres of temporary separated lanes on some regional roads in July traffic counters show more cyclists are using them.
How can UX designers build trust? Empower audiences to make confident decisions, content strategist Margot Bloomstein said during uxWaterloo’s meetup.
Amplitude’s John Cutler recently presented six thinking models during a ProductTank Waterloo talk to help product teams have better conversations.
During our latest Zeitspace Session we explored how to get started with Flutter, and some of its benefits while building a simple to-do app.
Take the time to do UX research with the right methods and intent. Anything else is research theatre, Indi Young shares on Fluxible TV.
Early results from one study found organizations that didn’t invest in qualitative research paid dearly in employee morale, creativity, and productivity.
Lola Oyelayo-Pearson, Shopify’s Director of UX, Multichannel, talked about wicked digital problems and what designers can do about it on Fluxible TV.
Adaptive Path co-founder Peter Merholz shares why the team, not any one designer, is the atomic unit of design organizations.
Zeitspace created an app to make it easy for residents to let Regional Council know they support active transportation.
While a $41 million funding announcement to boost active transportation was lauded, another plan to add temporary bike lanes divided Waterloo Regional council.
Designers can adapt today’s experiences to meet the needs of the largest number of people possible, design ethnographer Kelly Goto tells Fluxible TV.
Tech should enable change — that’s where resilience comes from and it needs to be baked into everything UX designers do.
The concert was an artistic and financial success, featuring performances by musicians in our own Waterloo Region, but also from outside the region.
Jay Judkowitz, vice president of product at Otto Motors, offered a practical guide to product management at the latest ProductTank Waterloo meetup.
Eve Egoyan, JoJo Worthington, Benton Roark, Erso, and Pulitzer-prize winning composer Caroline Shaw and The Hands Free, will perform June 4.
There's no clear path to learning how to be a product manager. Most of us learn through success and failure. Here's the best advice and worst advice product managers have received.
From UX design to experience design and agencies to internal teams, Fluxible speakers reflect on how the UX industry has changed.
User story mapping is a simple approach to help agile development teams see the big picture when it comes to product design.
The City of Waterloo aims to fast track plans to boost cycling infrastructure and address inequities over who has access to public space and who doesn’t.
Fluxible is presenting a benefit concert for Open Ears and NUMUS as a part of Fluxible TV, a streaming event that’s happening on June 4.
Capital One’s Aaron Irizarry joined the latest uxWaterloo virtual monthly meetup to talk about how to be a successful leader.
Doing secondary research is a great way to ramp up quickly so you’re better prepared to design and develop something for clients
Design critique has been used for decades to provide structured feedback, but can it apply to software development? We think so.
Design critique prepares UX designers for better conversations when they do get a seat at the table, says Aaron Irizarry, co-author of Discussing Design.
The next Zeitspace Session will give you tips and techniques for how to get the most out of a remote user story mapping session.
Design critique helps UX designers improve their work. But how do you do a design critique? Here's a step by step way to run a design critique session.
The three e’s of lean innovation are empathy, experiment, and evidence. Here’s how you can start using them to get results now.
In the next ProductTank Waterloo virtual meetup, New York Times bestselling author Brant Cooper discusses the three e’s of lean innovation and five ways you can start using them right now.
How do you know if a product feature is succeeding? Will everyone agree or know? Product analytics gets everyone focussed on solving the right problems
Often UX is focused on the solution, rather than on a deeper consideration of the people it's trying to help, UX researcher Steve Portigal says.
In our latest Zeitspace Session Dave Dame, vice president and global head of agile at Scotiabank looked at scaling your agility by scaling your leadership
It’s more important than ever to talk to customers & understand how priorities have shifted, positioning expert April Dunford told a ProductTank Waterloo.
From a grocery store to a kitchen: How Kitchener Public Library is increasing tech and digital literacy in Waterloo Region.
Several past Fluxible Conference speakers share their insights on universal design, inclusive design, and how the UX industry can move the needle on both.
Anxiety levels are higher than normal as people with and without mental health issues fear for their loved ones and job security. But there are ways employers can ease fears.
'It’s all fairly new ground for everybody. Nobody has policies in place to handle pandemics from an arts perspective,' says Richard Burrows, artistic director of Open Ears Festival.
The next Zeitspace Session is about giving leaders the tools to build trust in their team when it comes to decision making.
The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals trust in the tech sector has dropped as people worry they won’t know if what they’re seeing and hearing is real.
Our latest Zeitspace Session looked at the good, the bad, and the ugly of web accessibility.
Hackathons are a great way for those new to software development to cut their teeth.
Waterloo’s bicycle mayor is hosting the screening of MOTHERLOAD at the Waterloo Public Library on March 7.
The free session on Feb. 25 will give you the basic tools to meet a new law coming into effect January 2021.
Zeitspace co-designed and developed Choice Connect with SHORE Centre, which has provided more than 2,435 referrals since it launched nationally.
Sometimes in software development, you find what you need in unlikely places.
‘The perfect fit’: Zeitspace helps Green Brick Labs validate their latest software product.
David J Bland discussing reducing business product risk and his new book 'Testing Business Ideas' that he co-authored with Alex Osterwalder.
As urbanization grows, cities are losing the key factors that foster mental health: green spaces and social interaction.
The Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation’s new tech tool lets would-be donors see their lasting impact.
Fearer or heights, lover of chicken and waffles, Jackson Noël joins Zeitspace as a software developer.
Maria McLoughlin, studying Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communication at the University of Waterloo joins Zeitspace as a writing co-op.
Marty, an international student in University of Waterloo's Scientific Computing program has joined the Zetispace team as a co-op software engineer
We have a bunch of new faces at Zeitspace. Today we’re excited to share the news that Matthew Reynolds has joined Zeitspace as a ux design co-op.
We all need someone to bounce ideas off, the multidisciplinary Zeitspace team is yours for the asking, we'll give you 1-hour of free, no-obligation advice.
We value growth and learning at Zeitspace -- a book club is one way as a team we explore topics and improve our craft as engineers and designers.
Despite the death of RSS Readers, RSS is still a very relevant and important technology, so we made sure the Zeitspace site had one.
Fluxible, Canada's UX Festival will be part of Communitech's True North program for 2020.
Monthly UXWaterloo sessions are a great way to not only meet people from the community but also to level-up your User Experience skills.
#movethedial aims to make us think about not what diversity is but how diversity behaves and the changes we need to make for a more inclusive culture.
UX Designer Megan Pollock developed a love for learning and growth through 4H. Now she's giving back by running a Computer Club for a local chapter.
When constructing a road it's an opportunity for more inclusive design to get people of any gender, age or ability to take transit, cycle or walk
UX Research plays an important role in developing both empathy and a thorough understanding of the problem.
Experts predict that technology will make human lives better but caution that it may be at the expense of privacy.
A SkyWatch hosted session on space featured a talk by Alex McVittie's that opened students eyes to think about their world in a different way.
Simple ways to take advantage of the rich arts community Waterloo has to offer.
Representation matters including women in science. Early STEM programs are important to improve diversity and help more women become scientists.
Complete Streets reverses our car-centric world. Walking to school means less traffic, improves concentration & gives a sense of independence & confidence.
The health, safety and economic benefits of improving the walkability of streets of our neighborhoods.
Zeitspace uses clickable prototypes to quickly bring products to life, reduce risk, and reduce development time.
Alexis Blondin, a Zeitspace software engineer, talks about eco initiatives he's leading to waste less.
Kelly Pedro discusses why Zeitspace hired a journalist to tell the stories of our work as well as the causes we care about.
A CB Insights study suggests that Millenials are craving experiences elevating the importance of UX Designers on products and services.
This year's Fluxible challenged us to think outside of the established norm, to challenge our assumptions to create a better world.
Panelists from Shopify, Manulife, and an independent foresight consultant discuss what it means to be a leader and manager in design roles.
Complete Streets is an initiative to make the public infrastructure of streets more equitable, prioritizing designs to better serve pedestrians & cyclists.
Kelly Pedro, who wouldn't consider herself a cyclist, used a Drop Bike to attend Fluxible's Guided Bike Tour. It didn't go well.
Zeitspace, a Supremium Sponsor of Fluxible is pleased to announce the Fluxible Schedule web app is back for 2019. See all the conference meetups, sessions and musical performers.
A rundown of Fluxible 2019's week-long festival of music, meetups and art and music.
From stints at the CBC, London Free Press and freelancing, Kelly Pedro joins Zeitspace as a journalist.
We welcome former University of Waterloo co-op student, Jesse Hoek back as a UX Designer on the Zeitspace team.
Our friend Tony Reinhart recently had a dangerous near-hit while cycling just blocks from our office, and he wrote about it in a thread on Twitter. What he wrote resonated with us, and with his permission we’re reproducing it here.
University of Western grad, BBQ and Trance Music Fan, who always eats his pizza backwards, Michael Song joins the Zeitspace team as Software Engineer.
University of Waterloo grad, Adekola Fakorede joins the Zeitspace team as a Software Engineer
Cyclist, dad to American Bulldog 'Peaches', University of Waterloo grad Liam Yeates joins the Zeitspace team as a software engineer
Climber, fencer and cringe-worthy comedy fan Peter Spenler joins the Zeitspace team as a software developer.
Jonathan Faber, a Computer Science co-op student from the University of Guelph, joins the Zeitspace team a Software Engineer intern
Computational Physicist and Machine Learning Software Engineer, Bety Rodriguez-Milla joins the Zetispace team.
Circumnavigator, Adan Suarez joins the Zeitspace team as a Software Engineer.
Walk to amenities, ride the bike trails, or take the Ion LRT are key reasons why we chose to locate Zeitspace in Waterloo's SoUp District (South of Uptown)
Catherine Mittelholtz writes about the importance of the arts and culture community and reminds of the diverse opportunities we have in the Waterloo Region.
Film photography, radio and old computer fan, Amy Colford joins Zeitspace as a Software Engineer and talks about cutting her career short as a BASIC games developer.
Karen Klassen brings a secretive, a-typical background for dev work to her role as Software Engineer at Zeitspace.
Zeitspace continues its support of our local arts and culture community with a sponsorship of the 2019 Between the Ears Festival
Former games designer, tattoo artist, strict adherer to the Lego brand guidelines, and now UX Designer at Zeitspace. Welcome aboard Eddie Visser.
A design system brings consistently & helps design scale across an organization. Kesiena Eboh walks through the concepts and tools to create your own.
Usually considered 'marketing's problem' we are doing our product and sales teams a disservice if we don't realize positioning will make or break you.
There's no shortage of feedback from customers, support, potential sales, etc when all have the same urgency, how do you prioritize customer feedback?
Notifications take careful consideration to get the design right. Kesiena Eboh, a Zeitspace UX Designer explores what factors lead to a good notification.
Using an MVP to validate a market need is a great start but it's only a start, on the path to delivering a truly commercial product for your customers.
How we used the JAMStack, Gatsby, React & Netlify to build an MVP of the Fluxible app in 3 weeks.