Blog

Over the years, I have written blogs on user experience, customer experience, innovation, design thinking, agile development, data science, predictive analytics, AI, personalization, brand, business strategy, product management, emotional connection, design, art, culture, leadership life… and other topics. – Enjoy.

10 Tips to Increase Website Homepage Conversion

I started developing website in the 1990’s – HTML 1, before CSS, basic JavaScript and the beginning of the dot com boom. Now there is HTML 5, CSS 3 and all sorts of libraries and frameworks to create sophisticated websites. One thing hasn’t change about websites – they still need to be easy to use.

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Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Better Defining Customer Problems and Solutions

In today’s experience economy, successful companies don’t stand out because of their efficient production or their better engineering. It is their dedication to understanding their customers and their strong commitment to solving customers’ problems and servicing their needs. In the article, Why Design Thinking is the Future of Management, Stefan Link shares: “Design Thinking helps

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The Five Phases of Customer Data-Driven Success

In The Continuum of Data-Driven Success, dear friend and colleague, Annette Franz, Founder and CEO of CX Journey, Inc. shares these five phases of customer data-driven success: Phase 1: Feedback This is where we see companies in the primitive stages of understanding the importance of data (i.e., they know they need to listen to their

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Five Tips for Non Directed Interview

Interviews are one of the basic methods of requirements gathering, usability testing, and task analysis. In order to remove our personal biases, expectations and opinions from the questions asked, one of the questioning technique is non directed interview, sometimes called unstructured interview. Mike Kuniavsky, author and a twenty-year veteran of digital product development shares in

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Tom Friedman’s Five Rules for Surviving our New Economy

From The Wall Street Journals article, Radically Open: Tom Friedman On the Future of Work,Tom Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times and author of seven best-selling books, has these five rules: Always think like an immigrant. Because we’re all new immigrants to the age of accelerations. Always think like an artisan. Always do

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2017 Designer to Developer Ratios Trends

One of the questions that I get all the time is “What is the best Designer to Developer ratio?” As you can imagine, this can vary depending on marketplace and business goals. If you developing an engineering tool for engineers then your engineers who are developing it probably have a good idea of who is

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Customer Obsession Metrics

We are now living in the ‘Age of the Customer’ where the pace of technologic advancement and customer empowerment continues to disrupt today’s business models. The key to competitive survival is data and insights-driven customer obsession. Customer obsession means constantly listening to customers and continuously testing, enhancing, and personalizing the customer experience. According to The

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How to Get from Information to Meaning: From Data to Journey Maps

From the article,”To Understand Consumer Data, Think Like an Anthropologist” in From Data to Action: a Harvard Business Review Insight Center Report, Susan Fournier and Bob Rietveld share: “Corporate social-listening efforts are typically driven by econometricians, computer scientists, and IT technicians—the people who are experts in database management. They understand digital information, but they don’t always

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Big Data Insights Improve Customer Journeys and the Bottom Line

Is big data enough? Aggregate numbers can tell you a lot, but they say very little about how individual customers are thinking and talking about your products. In the article, Don’t Let Data Paralysis Stand Between You and Your Customers, From Data to Action: a Harvard Business Review Insight Center Report, Harald Fanderl shares that:

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Better Decisions with Design Thinking

We are constantly making decisions. Some are small and some are big like “should I have the oatmeal or the eggs?” or “How are we going to win our market?” In your mind, you frame your problem and think through different solutions that will give you the best results. You may even think through a

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