Experience Design Principles for Machine Learning Solutions

“Nowadays, the design of many digital services does not only rely on data manipulation and information design but also on systems that learn from their users.” – Fabien Girardin, Experience Design in the Machine Learning Era Behavioral data – human interactions (transactions) with systems – is fed as context to algorithms that generates knowledge. An … Read more

Agile UX Remote Usability Testing

Usability evaluations assess the degree to which your website, application, product or service can be used by your customers, the efficiency of your solution and the overall delightfulness you deliver. These evaluations are to validate that the tasks are easy to complete. It is a test of the ease of use of your offering not … Read more

Tailor Customer Insights to Prioritize Actions

Just as we discussed how to chart satisfaction and value, you can do the same with tailoring your customer insights to prioritize actions. Somewhat like a SWOT analysis, this charts the most important strengths and weaknesses based on your insight data findings. Important weaknesses are where you need to focus ways to improve your customer … Read more

Word of Mouth Strategies and Tactics

Source: Modern Comments Customer Feedback Stats From Medipost’s Let’s Rethink How Advertising Works: “As far back as 1966 the phrase “word of mouth advertising” was coined in a Harvard Business Review article by Ernest Dichter, the father of motivational research (and the “focus group”). He exhorted the ad community to move from acting as ‘a salesman who … Read more

Learn, Anticipate and Simplify the Customer Experience across Channels with Predictive Analytics

We are at the intersection of three maturing technologies: mobile devices, cloud services and big data analytics. Experience Makers collect, correlate and analyze data from their customer interactions across channels to learn, anticipate and simplify the experiences they create for their customers. In the Forbes.com post, Using Big Data and Machine Learning to Enrich Customer Experiences, Kurt … Read more

Behavioral Data Insights Drive Personalized, Contextually Relevant Experiences

Customer experiences must be contextually relevant, personalized, and synchronized across the channels that they frequent. Organizations need to go beyond demographic, psychographic and geolocation segmentation and capture, analyze and execute on behavioral data about their customers. Smart organizations deliver the right message or offer at the right time through the right channel to the right … Read more

Context Brokering: The Secret to Personalized Brand Experiences

From Wired Innovation Insight’s blog, The Marketing Tech Differentiator: True Contextualization, Dennis van der Veeke shares with us: “Organizations today often rely on multiple technologies to provide the relevant data points needed to drive customer experience. These systems, however, tend to lack seamless integration with each other, resulting in a disjointed brand experience. To meet … Read more

A Customer Journey Map Workshop

Just last week I ran a customer journey map (CJM) workshop at FICO World 2014. I always enjoy the enthusiasm for customers and engagement around designing better customer experience that happens at these workshops. The secret to any good workshop is to facilitate an environment of trust where the participants can be free to share … Read more

Data to Delight in the Age of the Customer

We are in the Experience Economy that Pine and Gilmore predicted – a customer-centric marketplace that Forrester calls the Age of the Customer where: “A customer obsessed company focuses its strategy, its energy, and its budget on processes that enhance knowledge of an engagement with customers, and prioritizes these over maintaining traditional competitive barriers.” We … Read more

Designing Experiences for E-Commerce Shoppers

The Nielsen Norman Group has identified five types of e-commerce shoppers: Product-focused shoppers know exactly what they want. They only want to locate the product, confirm it’s the right one, and buy it. Some don’t even look at product descriptions at all – a quick look at the name and picture confirms that the product … Read more

Considering New Technologies in Designing the Mobile Experience

A phenomenal amount of innovation is happening at the forefront of mobile engagement. From wrist bands to smart pills, we are seeing the use of mobile technologies to collect new kinds of data, crunch it in the cloud, and then employ a mix of engagement tactics on mobile devices creating new interactions — new “mobile … Read more

Analytics to drive your Website’s Experience

In Nielsen Norman Group blog, Five Essential Analytics Reports for UX Strategists, Jennifer Cardello describes how analytics inform UX goals, strategies, and concepts. These are five examples that are essential: 1. How Fast Is Mobile Access Growing? This information is helpful when you are planning, pricing, and comparing approaches to making your site mobile friendly. … Read more