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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…

Artificial Intelligence Experience Design Principles

Posted in AI, Data Science, Experience Design, and Technology

As was the case with the mobile revolution, and the web before that, machine learning is causing us to rethink, restructure, and reconsider what’s possible…

Design Thinking Metrics

Posted in Customer Experience, Design Thinking, and Experience Design

Design Thinking is a discipline – a mindset. A way of thinking – not a process. Thinking like a designer, Design Thinking applies the designer’s…

Designers and the Design Culture

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

One question I consistently get is “Are all Designers like this?” This is usually in the context of the challenge to management them. The answer…

UX Stories

Posted in Customer Experience, and Experience Design

In UX Stories Communicate Designs, Sarah Gibbons shares with us: Stories are a natural part of our lives. We tell, read, and listen to stories…

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…

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…

Five Tips for Non Directed Interview

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

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…

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

Posted in Customer Experience, Customer Insights, and Data Science

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…

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