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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…

Customer Obsession Metrics

Posted in Customer Experience, Customer Insights, and Experience Design

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.…

Better Decisions with Better Metrics

Posted in Customer Experience, Customer Insights, and Experience Design

You are providing solutions for your customers. Are you meeting their needs? How do you know? You know that Sales decreased or renewals went down…

Designing Experiences with Lean Principles

Posted in Agile, and Experience Design

The term “Lean” was first coined by John Krafcik in his 1988 article, “Triumph of the Lean Production System” based on his experience as a…

Before You Write Your Requirements, Create a Prototype

Posted in Agile, Design Thinking, Experience Design, and Technology

Prototype your ideas before you develop them. Use prototypes to solicit feedbacks from subject matter experts to ensure you are solving the right problem, to…

Fogg’s Seven Strategies to Influence Behavior in Experience Design

Posted in Customer Insights, Data Science, and Experience Design

According to Dr. BJ Fogg, founder of the Persuasive Tech Lab at Stanford University and the Fogg Behavioral Model, persuasive technology uses seven strategies to influence…

User Experience Insights Drive Better AI

Posted in Data Science, and Experience Design

In the Harvard Business Review article, AI Won’t Change Companies Without Great UX, Michael Schrage asked the question, “As artificial intelligence algorithms infiltrate the enterprise,…

UserZoom Sponsors UX Boot Camps

Posted in Agile, Design Thinking, and Experience Design

While helping BD Medical Technology redesign their intranet, I got the distinct honor and pleasure of working with the Nielsen Norman Group. NN/g conducted card…

Group Personas

Posted in Experience Design

In some cases, you may only need to define a limited set of primary and secondary personas. It may be important to make the distinction…

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