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So what is the Difference between Customer Experience and User Experience?

This is one of the most frequent questions that Jeof and I get. If you have read our book or heard us speak than you know the short answer. For the record, I want to share the longer (and more academic) answer. Don Norman is most credited for coining the term User Experience while at […]

SDL Innovate 2014 Keynote Session – The Customer Experience Revolution

Jeofrey and I shared our aggregate views of what makes the best customer experience companies better, different, more profitable and sustainable at the SDL Innovate 2014 in San Francisco. We shared that these “Experience Makers” dominate their industries and change customers’ lives. We shared insights about leadership, best practices and decision making, based on the interviews […]

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 […]

Color and Designing the Customer Experience – Some Basics

About 50% of our brain’s pathways are devoted to vision. Our retinas contain 150 million light-sensitive rod and cone cells that connect to the brain. The neurons in our brain devoted to visual processing number in the hundreds of millions and take up about 30 percent of the cortex, as compared with 8 percent for […]

The Customer Experience Revolution – The Trailer

It has been an exciting year for Jeof and I and The Customer Experience Revolution this month. We had a great time as Closing Keynotes at SDL Innovate 2014 in San Francisco, the book went into a third printing, and Brigantine Media just released this trailer.

Experience Innovation – Going beyond Product and Service and Re-Imagining the Customer Journey

In FastCo.Design’s Move over Product Design, UX is the Future, Rick Wise, CEO LIppicott, shares: “Today’s enlightened leaders are achieving success by crafting the entire customer experience – shaping, innovating, branding, and measuring it. They are mastering a new discipline we refer to as experience innovation by going beyond the discrete product or service to […]

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 […]

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. […]

Determining the Right Sample Size for Experience Design Evaluation

Finding the right sample size is a tradeoff between the number of participants in the study and the ability to detect problems. The larger the sample size, the more problems that get uncovered. There is however a diminishing return as fewer new problems get uncovered with each additional user. And not all problems uniformly affect […]

Design Thinking is the Key to Innovation

In a not-so-recent HBR article on Design Thinking, Tim Brown reminds us that “…innovation is powered by a thorough understanding, through direct observation, of what people want and need in their lives and what they like or dislike about the way particular products are made, packaged, marketed, sold, and supported.” That: “Design thinking is… a […]