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  • Report Predictions 2020: Customer Experience

    Economics Will Drive Major CX Decisions But Not Always For The Best

    Improving customer experience (CX) is a superior way for companies to grow revenue and increase profits. In 2020, CX professionals who can prove the ROI of what they do face a strong job outlook,...

  • Report The Forrester Streaming Media Wave™: US Apps, Q4 2019

    New Entrants Fall Short Of The Bar Set By Netflix, Hulu, And Amazon
    October 28, 2019 | Jim Nail, Andrew Hogan

    Competition for the time and dollars of US streaming service consumers is about to get intense. The impending entry of Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus and Warner Media's upgrade to HBO Max will...

  • Report Empirical Innovation: Prioritize Evidence Over Instinct To Innovate Successfully

    A Design Revolution Series Report
    October 17, 2019 | David Truog, Kelly Price, Gina Bhawalkar

    Many companies mistakenly believe that effective design is driven by instinct, not research, or that research is a "nice to have" that's too time-consuming. But instinctive design relies on...

  • Report Why And How To Iterate: Deliver Value And Quality To Reveal And Meet User Needs

    A Design Revolution Series Report

    Iterating is key to designing well. And design often must mesh with Agile, in which iterating is also key. Why do design and Agile both use iteration? Because iterating produces insight into what...

  • Report Research Overview: The Design Revolution

    A Customer Experience Guide To Advancing Your Design Maturity, Overcoming Myths About Design, And Staffing For Good Design

    This document is a short overview of the "Design Revolution" series with links to the documents it contains. The series lays out for experience design (XD) professionals and their colleagues the...

  • Report The Design Revolution

    A Design Revolution Series Report

    More and more companies are prioritizing design. Why? Because of seismic changes in the dynamics of value, experiences, and power. But many firms undermine their efforts because of their design...

  • Forum CX SF 2019

    The Rise of XD: Master the New Art (and Science) of Experience Design
    October 17, 2019 | San Francisco | Andrew Hogan

    Just what we need: another abbreviation. But this one is for real. Experience design — or XD — is rapidly emerging as the discipline to rule them all. If exceptional CX is the goal, XD...

  • Report Data-Fueled Products: How To Thrive On The Design And Data Science Collision

    August 9, 2019 | Andrew Hogan

    Companies are starting to combine data science and design to create data-fueled products based on pattern-finding algorithms. But it's not going well: Many companies are hurting their customers and...

  • Report Digital CX Trends, 2019

    Digital CX And Human-Centered Experience Design Align — At Last

    Digital CX is changing: As it encompasses more capabilities like voice, connected devices, and notifications, customer experience (CX) pros and their companies can no longer take a...

  • Forum Consumer Marketing 2019

    Beyond The Direct-To-Consumer Revolution
    April 2, 2019 | New York City | Jim Nail, Anjali Lai, Melissa Parrish

    Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands have captured consumers’ admiration and loyalty … but most have an unsustainable economic model. Traditional brands are optimized to deliver financial...

  • Report The Fear Of Hiring XD Providers And How To Overcome It

    Companies Fear Abandonment, Failure, Infighting, Arrogance, And Chaos, But Three Tactics Can Help
    December 13, 2018 | Andrew Hogan

    It's smart for companies to contract with an outside firm for experience design (XD) — but they often fear how the partnership might go sour. This bite-size brief highlights five common...

  • Report The Six Key Steps To Instituting Good Experience Design

    Beginner Level: Design Practices For CX Transformation
    October 30, 2018 | Kelly Price, Andrew Hogan, Jennifer Wise

    Getting experience design right is essential to customer experience (CX) transformation — it means performing specific activities required for defining and refining experiences based on your vision...

  • Report Experiment With New Approaches At The Leading Edge Of Design

    Advanced Level: Design Practices For CX Transformation
    October 30, 2018 | Andrew Hogan

    Getting experience design right is essential to CX transformation — it means performing specific activities required for defining and refining experiences based on your vision and research-based...

  • Report Real Conversational Interfaces

    Most Chatbots And Voice Interfaces That Claim To Be Conversational Are Not
    October 2, 2018 | Jennifer Wise, Andrew Hogan, Allegra Burnette

    Interfaces that let people use natural language — from chatbots based on typing and reading to voice interfaces based on speaking and listening — are wildly popular but wildly immature: They're...

  • Report The Top Four Takeaways From SF Design Week 2018

    September 18, 2018 | Andrew Hogan, Gina Bhawalkar, Kelly Price

    The 2018 SF Design Week (in July) provided a window into what top designers are working on and thinking about through 197 presentations, panels, and other activities from Airbnb, Chase, Facebook,...

  • Report The Forrester Tech Tide™: Experience Design, Q3 2018

    Nineteen Technologies Underpin Experience Design

    Experience design (XD) is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain their customers. To accelerate their performance in XD, companies are evaluating and adopting a range of...

  • Report Product Management's New Hunger For Customer Research Done Right

    A Gathering Of 1,600 Product Leaders Reveals Why They Need To Partner With CX Pros
    August 22, 2018 | Kelly Price, Andrew Hogan

    Product managers at Mind the Product SF 2018 (a leading product management conference Forrester attended in July) clearly recognized the importance of conducting customer research. But many were...

  • Report The Forrester Automotive Wave™: US Websites, Q2 2018

    The Playing Field Is Wide Open For Carmakers To Break Away
    June 18, 2018 | Brendan Miller, Andrew Hogan

    US new auto sales surpassed 17 million vehicles in 2017 — one of the best years on record for the auto industry. Can it do better? Over 90% of US auto shoppers used manufacturers' websites to guide...

  • Report Business Designers, North America, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of Nine XD Providers Offering Human-Centered Business Design Services
    June 14, 2018 | Andrew Hogan

    You can contract with business designers — a type of experience design provider — to apply human-centered design to: 1) align C-level executives around customer needs; 2) reshape strategies and...

  • Report At A Glance: How To Select An Experience Design Provider

    Learn About Our Research Into How They're Changing And How To Hire And Work With Them
    June 14, 2018 | Andrew Hogan

    Design services and the companies that provide them have changed. The changes are for the better, but these experience design (XD) providers' words and processes — whether around design thinking,...

  • Report Specialty Designers, North America, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 24 XD Providers Offering Human-Centered Specialty Design Services
    June 14, 2018 | Andrew Hogan

    You can contract with specialty designers — a type of XD provider — to apply human-centered design to: 1) craft experiences that use emerging technologies; 2) get to production faster; and 3) work...

  • Report Convergent Designers, North America, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 35 XD Providers Offering Human-Centered Convergent Design Services
    June 14, 2018 | Andrew Hogan

    You can contract with convergent designers — a type of experience design provider — to apply human-centered design to: 1) bring different fields of design together; 2) shape and sell ideas using...

  • Report How To Select An Experience Design Provider, North America, 2018

    Three Types Of Providers Offer Human-Centered Experience Design
    June 14, 2018 | Andrew Hogan

    To improve customer experience (CX), many firms seek outside help from an agency or consultancy that offers experience design (XD) services. But these XD providers often use the language and...

  • Report Digital CX Trends, 2018

    Landscape: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook

    In our 2017 edition of this digital CX trends report, Forrester identified how technology was advancing user interfaces by adding AI enablers and how innovation labs and employee tools that support...

  • Report Avoid These 14 CX Misconceptions

    March 19, 2018 | Rick Parrish, Kelly Price, Ryan Hart

    To provide a great customer experience (CX) reliably and efficiently, companies must master all six competencies of CX management (CXM). However, misconceptions can cause even the most experienced...