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Generative AI Gets An Upgrade To Business Class With Adobe Firefly

David Truog 2 days ago
Adobe’s new Firefly service is a leap forward in comparison with other generative AI services for images — it’s a Napster-to-Apple inflection point that bodes well for the future of creativity.
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Generative AI Needs Design And Will Transform It

David Truog February 14, 2023
The spotlight on generative AI has gotten brighter than ever in recent months, and it’s sparking both excitement and fear among designers because of what it means for the future of creativity. Creativity is not the exclusive domain of designers, of course — it also helps marketers, engineers, strategists, and others do their jobs. But […]

CX APAC — Bold Focus

Drive success with CX and digital in 2023. Discover what to prioritize, where to invest, and what's on the cutting edge.

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Four Indicators: Is Your Customer Experience An Afterthought?

AJ Joplin December 13, 2022
An alarming number of companies still focus on everything but customer experience. Let’s look at the systemic issues behind this lack of focus.
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You Need A Design System — Here’s Why

Gina Bhawalkar December 12, 2022
Our research shows that the best organizations use a design system to streamline and scale experience design (XD). Learn the benefits of a design system.
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Designers Are Your Anchor In An Uncertain Economy

Sheila Mahoutchian December 6, 2022
As we head into another year of economic uncertainty, panic and fear seem to be gripping many organizations. However, given the shifts in design awareness and transitions over the last decade from “what it looks like” to “how it works,” we predict that designers and the experience design community will be more important than ever.
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All I Want For Christmas Is An Accessibility Expert

Gina Bhawalkar November 29, 2022
Twenty-seven percent of design teams plan to hire accessibility experts in the next 12 months. Learn what success in the role requires.
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Adopt Inclusive Design Practices That Put Users First This Holiday Season

Senem Guler Biyikli November 22, 2022
Incorporate inclusive design this holiday season by prioritizing digital accessibility, using inclusive language, and showing that you care.

CX EMEA — Bold Focus

Drive success with CX and digital in 2023. Discover what to prioritize, where to invest, and what's on the cutting edge.

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Auto Manufacturers Need Better Design To Stop Failing Customers

Karine Cardona-Smits October 27, 2022
The 2022 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile) disappointed, both because of the absence of major manufacturers but, above all, because of the lack of a long-term strategy that looks beyond ownership of a vehicle and explores sustainable solutions. While Electric Cars Are Greener, They Are Not The End Solution With the ban of fossil-fuel […]
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Learn From Amazon’s Approach To Innovation

Dan Bieler October 22, 2022
Investigate the concepts that guide Amazon’s approach to innovation. There will be elements of great relevance for your organization. You can learn from and embrace these elements to fundamentally rethink your own approach to innovation.
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Five Months Worth Of Takes On The Digital Accessibility Space

Gina Bhawalkar October 6, 2022
Much has happened within a short span of time that signals the growing importance of creating experiences that are accessible to all.
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Meet The Analyst Covering Design Workflow: Sheila Mahoutchian

Sheila Mahoutchian September 26, 2022
What Topics Will You Be Covering At Forrester? I’m excited to dive deep into coverage areas revolving around design workflows, tools, and services for the customer experience (CX) function. Some buckets I hope to explore in this realm include: Design thinking in practice and how to make it accessible, specifically for collaboration teams that work […]
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The Adobe-Figma Combination Bodes Well For Collaboration In And Beyond Design (And Wall Street Isn’t Getting It — Yet)

Sheila Mahoutchian September 15, 2022
The news this morning that Adobe is acquiring Figma is a development that makes a lot of sense: Design and collaboration are increasingly essential to customer experience (CX) and business success, and the two companies’ respective strengths will form a powerful combination. Adobe And Figma Are Close But Complementary Competitors Figma’s main product is its […]

CX Can Thrive In The Downturn

CX leaders can boost their organization's economic resilience. Find out how in this complimentary report.

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2022 AIOps Now Tech Data Overview Sheds Light On Current Capabilities

Carlos Casanova August 4, 2022
The 2022 AIOps NowTech generated a wealth of data that has been captured in the AIOps Data Overview, Q2 2022 report about AIOps software vendor capabilities. Three items from the overview report; digital experience, OpenTelemetry, and audit trails are highlighted in this blog. Read the full data overview report to learn more about the other capabilities that it covers.
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Metaverse-Like Experiences: Is Novelty Enough? A Look At ESPN’s Fifty/50 World

Julie Ask July 8, 2022
ESPN Edge built the interactive, 3D environment Fifty/50 World to celebrate 50 years of Title IX. Learn what a Gen X consumer — and a sophisticated 13-year-old user of online 3D immersive gaming and entertainment platforms — thought of the experience.
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European Union Ruled: Shady Design Practices Are Illegal

Karine Cardona-Smits July 8, 2022
The EU has adopted a set of regulations that condemn misleading techniques such as dark patterns. In doing so, the EU sets new standards, catching digital businesses that over-focus on conversion funnels and possibly use deceptive design techniques red-handed. The user experience (UX) community that has been advocating for ethical design for years without getting […]
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You Are Missing Out On Customer Feedback, And It’s On You

Karine Cardona-Smits June 13, 2022
Customers share their experiences in multiple ways. Are you capturing it?
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The Metaverse Must Be Deeply Human-Centric

David Truog June 7, 2022
At Augmented World Expo 2022, amid the existential debate about the metaverse, there was an increased focus on ensuring its UX is humane, and communal.

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye … Get Your New AIOps Reports Here!

Carlos Casanova June 2, 2022
It’s been a long time coming, at least in mind anyway, but I’ve finally got some great news to announce. We have just published four AIOps-related reports that I’m really excited for you all to finally read and provide feedback on. Read on below to get a synopsis of the three reports. The fourth report […]
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022: What’s Changed In Our Four Years Covering This Space

Senem Guler Biyikli May 19, 2022
On Global Accessibility Awareness Day this year, learn what’s changed in digital accessibility over the past four years. Read more.
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The Business Case For Inclusive Design

What It Means May 12, 2022
Why has inclusive design become so important? On this episode of What It Means, Principal Analyst Gina Bhawalkar and UX Researcher Senem Biyikli delve into the multi-faceted benefits of inclusive design.
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