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Innovation is a Dance Between Discovery and Problem Solving

Posted in Innovation

You may start with a problem or a discovery. You may discover a problem or, in solving a problem, make a discovery. It is rarely,…

Innovation, Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design

Posted in Design Thinking, Experience Design, and Innovation

Lately, I have been hearing a lot talk about design thinking and human-centered design. What are they? How are they different? Are they the same?…

Mental Models

Posted in Customer Experience, Customer Insights, Design, Design Thinking, Emotional Design, Experience Design, and Innovation

Mental models are psychological representations of real, hypothetical, or imaginary situations. They were first postulated in the late 1800’s by the American philosopher Charles Sanders…

Are Your Customers Analog or Digital?

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Customer Insights, Design Thinking, Experience Design, Innovation, and Technology

My wife called from the garden to my daughter asking for the time. My daughter replied three fifty (3:50). I immediately thought “why didn’t she…

Empathy to Innovation

Posted in Customer Experience, Customer Insights, Design, Design Thinking, Experience Design, and Innovation

Empathy is the tool that we use to gain understanding. Understanding leads to insights. Insight is what informs experiments. Experimentation results in innovation. Empathy is…

Interview for Innovation

Posted in Experience Design, and Innovation

To innovate, you must observe and talk to the people for whom you are designing your solution. Observe them in the place that they will…

The Five Phases of Customer Data-Driven Success

Posted in Customer Experience, Customer Insights, and Innovation

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…

Ethnographic Research is the Key to Really Understanding Your Customers’ Needs

Posted in Customer Experience, Customer Insights, Experience Design, and Innovation

Ethnography is the branch of anthropology that involves trying to understand how people live their lives. Unlike traditional market researchers, who ask specific, highly practical…

Meet Your Brand Promise by Involving Your Customers Early and Often

Posted in Customer Experience, Experience Design, and Innovation

It is crucial to ensure that your products and services meets the needs and capabilities of your customers, particularly in terms of the experience you…

Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking and Design Making

Posted in Design Thinking, Experience Design, Innovation, and Uncategorized

Human-Centered Design (HCD), as the name implies, is designing solutions around people. HCD involves the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process by…

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