All bird posts about User-centered design

User-centered design (UCD) is a design philosophy and a process in which the needs, wants, and limitations of end users of a product are given extensive attention at each stage of the design process. (source: Wikipedia)

Tomorrow’s retail banking: What’s driving change?

Retail banking has changed significantly in the past fifteen years, with the standard operating model now including touchpoints and technologies far removed from traditional counter-based transactions. A recurrent focus on the customer is at the core of these changes, according to a recent post.

A guide to experience mapping

Designing and delivering customer-focused services relies on a deep understanding of the customers themselves. Personas are one technique to reach this goal, but tell only one side of the story. Experience maps — on the other hand — put the journey and experience of customers in the context of the service.

“Intersection”: A comprehensive look at enterprise design

Milan Guenther’s recently-published “Intersection: How Enterprise Design Bridges the Gap Between Business, Technology and People” takes an in-depth look at the broad set of disciplines and techniques that fall under the term “enterprise design” – a subject close to our heart.

Applying CX to the enterprise software world

Enterprise software is big business. It underpins the corporate world, counts untold end-users, and represents a significant chunk of IT spending. But enterprise software vendors often fail to apply the tried-and-tested methods of customer experience design to the way in which they get their products to market. Julie Hunt thinks they’re missing an opportunity.

The business case for investing in all things user

Investing in usability, user interface design and user experience pays off for many companies. And not just only for consumer electronics companies. Products and services are on a road to failure if important user aspects are not addressed properly. An article from Peter Eckert provides several compelling business cases showing investments in all things user are very profitable: input $1 / output $2-$100.