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The cross channel experience - UXLx


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No matter how many departments your organization has, to your customers, it's all the same business. They expect a cohesive experience across all touch-points with your company, regardless of whether …

No matter how many departments your organization has, to your customers, it's all the same business. They expect a cohesive experience across all touch-points with your company, regardless of whether it's related to advertising, customer service, social presence, or the actual product or service you provide. The satisfaction of your customers, and thereby the success of your organization, depends in no small part on your ability to create a cohesive and consistently high-quality cross-channel experience.

Some examples of disjointed cross-channel experiences are:

The customer has to inform the customer service representative of what the website says about their own return policy.
The specifications of a product online does not match the actual product a customer goes to pick up in the retail store.
The experience of the mobile application is far superior to the experience of the standard web application or software application.
The customer has to make three different phone calls to get their account changed because the information is stored in three separate business units.

Applying consideration for the cross-channel experience is much easier said than done. It requires a significant level of coordination and collaboration between the stakeholders, to understand not just how to optimize their particular part of the service, but to maintain that optimal and consistent experience throughout. For example, the customer service department can do a great job of correcting a problem after the fact, but they can add greater value to the product or service as a whole by collaborating with sales and product teams to prevent the issue from arising in the first place.

In this presentation, you will gain a better understanding of the different ways your customers might interact with your business. We will show how you can map out these touchpoints and help drive the creation of a cohesive experience across the various channels. We will show you how to navigate the political waters within your business to implement a true cross-channel design, which will build great experiences for your customers, regardless of how they are engaging with your business.

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  • 1. Who  is  using  your  system?    We  know  them.  Evidence  Driven  Design  The  Cross-­‐Channel  Experience  Presented  by  Nick  Finck  
  • 2. About  Me   User  Experience   Evangelist   Blink  InteracHve     Personal  Site   Twi9er   @nickf     Nominated   Sea>le’s  sexiest  geek  Photo  by    Jeff  Cro<  -­‐  h>p://  
  • 3. Twi9er  hashtag:  #xChannel    
  • 4. UX  Lx  is  the  best  user  experience  conference  in  the  world.    
  • 5. Folks,  brace  yourselves,  today  is  going  to  be  full  of  Awesome.  
  • 6. Overview  1)  DefiniHons    2)  Methods  3)  Tools  4)  Examples  5)  Q&A  
  • 7. 90%  
  • 8. 90%  of  businesses  say  the  cross-­‐channel  experience  is  criMcal  to  their  business’s  success.  - Foviance & Econsultancy, “Multi-channel Customer Experience Report”, Nov 2010  
  • 9. What  is  cross-­‐channel  experience  design?  
  • 10. Cross-­‐Channel  Experience  Design  is  the  process  of  designing  for  all  the  touchpoints  a  person  has  with  a  business  regardless  of  channel.  
  • 11. Wait!  Aren’t  you  just  talking  about…  -­‐  User  Experience  Design?  -­‐  Customer  Experience  Design?  -­‐  Service  Design?  
  • 12. YES  
  • 13. “70%  of  US  online  customers      research  products  online  &      purchase  them  offline.”                        -­‐  Forrester,  “Profiling  The  MulHchannel  Customer”,  July  2009  
  • 14.    65%  of  search  visitors  are        looking  for  further  info  on      something  they  saw  via      another  channel.                -­‐  Andrea  Resmini  &  Luca  RosaH,  “IA  for  Ubiquitous  Ecologies”,  2007  
  • 15. “53%  of  mobile  searches  on      Bing  have  local  intent.”                        -­‐  Greg  Sterling,  Search  Engine  Land,  November  2010  
  • 16. 3  Types  of  Touchpoints  
  • 17. StaHc  Touchpoints  
  • 18. InteracHve  Touchpoints  
  • 19. Human  Touchpoints  
  • 20. You  might  think  of  your  work  in  the  context  of  a  channel  but  your  customers  do  not.  
  • 21. So  how  do  we  cra_  a  good  cross-­‐channel  experience?  
  • 22. Methods  
  • 23. Observe  how  people  use  it  
  • 24. Know  the  context  of  use  
  • 25. A>enHon  to  detail  counts  
  • 26. Look  for  hacks  
  • 27. Follow  the  whole  engagement  
  • 28. Learn  the  business  processes  
  • 29. Understand  how  employees  work  
  • 30. Tools  
  • 31. Audience  
  • 32. On  Stage  
  • 33. Backstage  
  • 34. Support  Processes  &  Systems  
  • 35. Customer  Journey  Map  
  • 36. Experience  Map  
  • 37. Service  Blueprint   Twitter Experience Physical Tweet Blog Post Comment Form Tweet Twitter Profile DM button on Twitter URL on Twitter profile Evidence Profile User Actions Clicks on link Reads blog post Comments on post @Replies to Tweet Follows on Twitter DMs over Twitter Visits Website Line of Interaction Onstage Contact Post to Twitter Publish blog post Responds to comment Respond to @Reply Analyze followers Respond to DM Analyze web logs Person Line of Visibility Backstage Review, edit, & Review, edit, & Review, edit, & Review, edit, & Contact approve blog post approve comment approve responce approve responce reply Person Line of Internal Interaction Support Metricly & Google CoTweet ExpressionEngine ExpressionEngine CoTweet Metricly CoTweet Processes Analytics
  • 38. Some  Examples  
  • 39. Add  a  DVD  to  my  queue  on  the  website  
  • 40. Told  me  when  to  expect  the  DVD  
  • 41. DVDs  arrives  in  the  mail  
  • 42. …and  I  can  tell  them  when  something  went  wrong  
  • 43. Confirmed  when  they  received  the  DVD  
  • 44. I  can  also  stream  movies  on  my  Laptop  
  • 45. I  can  resume  the  movie  on  the  web  
  • 46. …or  through  the  app  
  • 47. …on  Xbox,  tablet,  smartphone,  laptop,  or  TV.  
  • 48. Asked  me  how  my  experience  was  a<erwards  
  • 49. Compensated  me  when  something  went  wrong  
  • 50. …and  I  can  tell  them  when  something  went  wrong  
  • 51. Cross-­‐Channel  touchpoints  1)  Web  2)  Email  3)  Packaging  4)  Product  5)  Streaming  Media  6)  Mobile  
  • 52. I  wanted  to  get  a  mountain  bike  
  • 53. So  I  researched  them  online  
  • 54. I  wanted  to  test  them  in  person  
  • 55. I  headed  to  the  store  Photo  by  Hien  Nguyen  -­‐  h>p://  
  • 56. They  had  many  mountain  bikes  
  • 57. …and  a  place  to  test  them!  
  • 58. Cross-­‐Channel  touchpoints  1)  Web  2)  Retail  3)  Product  4)  Sales  Support  5)  Environment  
  • 59. So  I  wanted  to  watch  Game  of  Thrones…  
  • 60. There  is  no  way  to  add  HBO  on  the  web  
  • 61. So  I  went  to  Twi>er…  
  • 62. HBO  was  added  in  no  Hme  
  • 63. …and  then,  like  magic,  I  had  HBO.  
  • 64. Cross-­‐Channel  touchpoints  1)  Web  2)  Click-­‐To-­‐Chat  3)  Social  Media  4)  Broadcast  Media  
  • 65. Business  
  • 66. Not  everyone’s  boss  is  David  Brent  
  • 67. …They  are  more  like  Neil  Godwin.  
  • 68. “We  cant  solve  problems  by      using  the  same  kind  of        thinking  we  used  when  we      created  them.”                        -­‐  Albert  Einstein  
  • 69. We  must  break  down  the  silos.  
  • 70. We  must  cross-­‐pollenate  
  • 71. We  must  work  more  like  a  hive  
  • 72. …with  a  unified  vision  of  what  we’re  trying  to  do.  
  • 73. Thank  You  
  • 74. QuesMons  
  • 75. Follow-­‐up  quesHons  •  ConsulHng:  •  Personal:  •  Email:  •  Twi>er:  @nickf