RefME and the Rails Girls Summer of Code

I’m so excited to share that RefME has sponsored this year’s Rails Girls Summer of Code, a scholarship program that gives the opportunity for women to work on open source projects. Now in its fourth year, the RGSoC is a unique cause with the mission to diversify tech. In 2015, the summer camp saw over […]

How to Build Your Own Mobile Usability Kit

Here at RefME we love our users almost as much as we love citations. As the company’s User Researcher, my job is to better understand how students use our services to create, manage and export bibliographies for their assignments, trying to capture which part of the experience works well for them and which aspects can […]

Usability Lab on a Budget for Start-ups

  When I first joined RefME as a user researcher, one of my first challenges was to set up our in-house usability lab from scratch. Offering a great user experience to our users has always been one of RefME’s top priorities, and conducting usability testing sessions to understand how our product is used, has been […]

Tips for Young Designers & Developers

Mike Tempest, our Lead Front End Developer here at RefME, shares his tips for young devs and designers. I wanted to share a few pointers that I wish someone could have told me when I first started out in design and development. I am by no means saying that these are definitive, nor do you […]