user experience (UX)
Good customer experience depends on a clear and engaging user experience. As digital has become critical, user experience is now indispensable to achieving customer loyalty. Good UX also boosts employee productivity, empowering them to more efficiently meet organizational goals. Read our insights to improve your firm’s user experience excellence across touchpoints and journeys.
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023: Bright Spots And Opportunities In A Year Of Accessibility Research
Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day focused on digital accessibility and inclusion. Why do we need a day dedicated to this?
Design Responsibly To Earn Trust
What does it mean to practice human-centered design? The answer to that question is evolving. If you’ve read my research, you know it’s critical for businesses to embed accessibility and inclusive design practices into how they design and develop experiences. Doing so helps increase revenue, reduce costs, increase resilience, and build trust with customers and […]
Supercharge Customer-Needs Discovery To Drive Customer-Obsessed Growth
Now more than ever, product managers must deeply understand their customers. With digital transformation efforts rampant, competitors coming online faster, and customer experience expectations rising, the standard practice of customer-needs discovery can’t keep up with this fast pace of change. In addition, customer demands are evolving rapidly — if you blink, you may miss them […]
The Humanlike Future Of Interactions With Machines
In a major, accelerating trend, interactions between people and machines are becoming more like those between people.
Companies Have Agnosia About Experiences
We found that agnosia quite nicely describes what is happening with companies’ efforts around experience. Their inability to identify you as the same individual after having repeatedly interacted with them as a customer and user and employee over a period of time, might cause you to question your sanity when interacting with them.
Generative AI Gets An Upgrade To Business Class With Adobe Firefly
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.
Drive Growth With Digital Accessibility: Best Practices From Three Retailers
With a turbulent and unprecedented current economy, most retailers are trying to shore up revenue wherever they can. One way to do this is through making your company’s websites and mobile apps more accessible. Annually, the disability community has a disposable income of $1.9 trillion and an accessible digital storefront gives you access to this market.
Generative AI Needs Design And Will Transform It
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 […]
Four Indicators: Is Your Customer Experience An Afterthought?
An alarming number of companies still focus on everything but customer experience. Let’s look at the systemic issues behind this lack of focus.
Endpoint Management 2023: It’s Back To The Basics
Tanium's Converge conference reveals how customers are tackling the most persistent challenges in endpoint management today.
All I Want For Christmas Is An Accessibility Expert
Twenty-seven percent of design teams plan to hire accessibility experts in the next 12 months. Learn what success in the role requires.
Five Findings From Forrester’s Digital Experience Review™ Of Retail Mobile Sites
More than half of US online adults use smartphones to research and purchase products and services, making retail mobile websites an integral part of the shopping journey. In our newly published report, The Forrester Digital Experience Review™: US Retail Mobile Sites, Q4 2022, we reviewed the mobile websites of 10 retailers — Best Buy, Kohl’s, […]
CX Can Thrive In The Downturn
CX leaders can boost their organization's economic resilience. Find out how in this complimentary report.
Meet The Analyst Covering Design Workflow: Sheila Mahoutchian
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 […]
Why You Must Assess Experiences For Inclusion — And How
You want to create inclusive experiences for your customers. You have a diverse and inclusive design team and practice inclusive design. But once you create the experiences you wanted, how do you know if you succeeded in making them truly inclusive?
The Adobe-Figma Combination Bodes Well For Collaboration In And Beyond Design (And Wall Street Isn’t Getting It — Yet)
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 […]
2022 AIOps Now Tech Data Overview Sheds Light On Current Capabilities
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.
Metaverse-Like Experiences: Is Novelty Enough? A Look At ESPN’s Fifty/50 World
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.
Don't Be On The Losing Side Of CX Trends
Attend our live predictions webinar for CX leaders to explore the forecasts defining 2023 success.
What’s New In EMEA Mobile Banking
Mobile banking apps are a crucial component of the overall banking experience. To identify mobile banking best practices, we reviewed the mobile apps of 13 EMEA banking brands in March and April of 2022 for both functionality and user experience.
Apple iOS 16: My Takeaways
Apple continues to strive to make experiences easy, secure, and private for its customers. Here, I’ll focus on the aspects of “easy” here, and what popped for me in Apple's keynote at WWDC 2022.
The Metaverse Must Be Deeply Human-Centric
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.