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UX STRAT 2014: Peter Merholz, "Shaping Organizations to Deliver Great User Experiences"

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As the field of User Experience evolves, it has gone through successive stages. The first focused on methodologies -- it was important to develop how to design for user experience. However, it was clear that was insufficient (because so many bad experiences continued to make it out into the world), and so the field shifted upstream to strategy. We felt that if we could inform strategy, we'd be setting up our designs to succeed. That, too, has fallen short. It turns out we need to pull back even further and think hard about the shape of our organizations, both with design and throughout the whole company. In this talk I'll draw from my experience as head of design for Groupon to show how organizational models and practices are crucial for delivering great user experiences.

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UX STRAT 2014: Peter Merholz, "Shaping Organizations to Deliver Great User Experiences"

  1. 1. Shaping Organizations to Deliver Great User Experiences Peter Merholz e: peterme@peterme.com t: @peterme Monday, September 15, 14
  2. 2. My career path (and maybe yours?) Monday, September 15, 14
  3. 3. My career path (and maybe yours?) I have an anthropology degree. How can I get a job? Monday, September 15, 14
  4. 4. My career path (and maybe yours?) I have an anthropology degree. How can I get a job? Multimedia seems cool. Ooh, the Web! Monday, September 15, 14
  5. 5. My career path (and maybe yours?) I have an anthropology degree. How can I get a job? Multimedia seems cool. Ooh, the Web! I taught myself HTML! Monday, September 15, 14
  6. 6. My career path (and maybe yours?) I have an anthropology degree. How can I get a job? Multimedia seems cool. Ooh, the Web! I taught myself HTML! I seem to have a knack for information architecture. And I can draw black and white boxes on a screen. Monday, September 15, 14
  7. 7. My career path (and maybe yours?) I have an anthropology degree. How can I get a job? Multimedia seems cool. Ooh, the Web! I taught myself HTML! I seem to have a knack for information architecture. And I can draw black and white boxes on a screen. These “requirements” don’t make sense. I’m going upstream. Monday, September 15, 14
  8. 8. My career path (and maybe yours?) I have an anthropology degree. How can I get a job? Multimedia seems cool. Ooh, the Web! I taught myself HTML! I seem to have a knack for information architecture. And I can draw black and white boxes on a screen. These “requirements” don’t make sense. I’m going upstream. My strategy is informed by user research! It’s impeccable! Monday, September 15, 14
  9. 9. My career path (and maybe yours?) I have an anthropology degree. How can I get a job? Multimedia seems cool. Ooh, the Web! I taught myself HTML! I seem to have a knack for information architecture. And I can draw black and white boxes on a screen. These “requirements” don’t make sense. I’m going upstream. My strategy is informed by user research! It’s impeccable! Even with a great strategy and practicing good design, the ultimate outcome is crappy. Why? Monday, September 15, 14
  10. 10. My career path (and maybe yours?) I have an anthropology degree. How can I get a job? Multimedia seems cool. Ooh, the Web! I taught myself HTML! I seem to have a knack for information architecture. And I can draw black and white boxes on a screen. These “requirements” don’t make sense. I’m going upstream. My strategy is informed by user research! It’s impeccable! Even with a great strategy and practicing good design, the ultimate outcome is crappy. Why? Oh, right. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Monday, September 15, 14
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  13. 13. When I started PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD CD CD CD CD CD CD CD CD UXR UXR UXR PjM VP Monday, September 15, 14
  14. 14. When I started CD CD CD CD CD CD CD CD UXR UXR UXR PjM VP PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD PD Monday, September 15, 14
  15. 15. Internal Services Your in-house agency Project-based, organized by function PROS Strong design community Wide range of projects Design costs understood CONS Design is not strategic Little influence on important “upstream” decisions Designers easily dismissed Us vs Them Monday, September 15, 14
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  17. 17. Decentralized and Embedded Monday, September 15, 14
  18. 18. Decentralized and Embedded Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  19. 19. DESIGN Decentralized and Embedded PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  20. 20. Decentralized and Embedded P E E E E DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews D Monday, September 15, 14
  21. 21. Decentralized and Embedded D P P E E E E E E E E DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews D Monday, September 15, 14
  22. 22. Decentralized and Embedded D D D P P P E E E E E E E E E E E E DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  23. 23. Decentralized and Embedded D D D D P P P P E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  24. 24. Decentralized and Embedded D D D D D P P P P P E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  25. 25. Decentralized and Embedded DD D D D D D DP P P P P P E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E DE DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Leadership Monday, September 15, 14
  26. 26. Decentralized and Embedded Everyone Gets A Designer! Program-based PROS Design included throughout entire lifecycle Part of the team CONS One narrow problem for a long time Lonely Fractured user experience Monday, September 15, 14
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  28. 28. I opted for a different model Monday, September 15, 14
  29. 29. Organize for the customer journey Monday, September 15, 14
  30. 30. Think in terms of design teams Monday, September 15, 14
  31. 31. Booking GIG Funnel Opt Homepage Goods P13n Email LUGC Pull Reserve Gifting Social Redemption Merchant Pages City Guides SEO Global Header Goods L and S iPhone Android Getaways Search iPad Touch BPOS BPRO Payments Sinai Search Merchant S3 Center Booking Engine Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR Display BWeb Quantum Lead Unified Coffee Customer Deal Estate Deal Wizard Service GWorks Deal Preview Subscripton s Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  32. 32. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Deal Preview Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  33. 33. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Deal Preview Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  34. 34. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Deal Preview Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  35. 35. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Mobile Deal Preview Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  36. 36. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Mobile Deal Preview Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  37. 37. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Deal Preview Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  38. 38. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Deal Preview Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  39. 39. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Deal Preview Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  40. 40. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Deal Preview Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  41. 41. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Deal Preview Marketing Design Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  42. 42. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Brand Design Deal Preview Marketing Design Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  43. 43. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Brand Design User Research Deal Preview Marketing Design Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  44. 44. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Brand Design User Research Deal Preview Prototypin g Marketing Design Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  45. 45. DD D D D D D DP P P P P P E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E DE DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Leadership Monday, September 15, 14
  46. 46. S S DP P P P P P E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E DE D D D DD DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Leadership Monday, September 15, 14
  47. 47. Centralized Partnership S S DP P P P P P E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E DE D D D DD DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Leadership Monday, September 15, 14
  48. 48. Centralized Partnership Best of both worlds Organized for the customer journey Design teams maintain commitment across a meaningful set of products/features. Yet centralization helps maintain a holistic view across the entire customer experience. Side benefit: inevitable re-orgs don’t disrupt the customer experience. Monday, September 15, 14
  49. 49. Structure of each team 4-7 folks Singular strong leadership • Manages down – gets the most and best out of their team • Manages across – collaborates with cross-functional partners • Manages up – presents to executives and other stakeholders Best organized around business problems, not functions Spread of skills – strategy, planning, research, IxD, IA, visual design, prototyping Monday, September 15, 14
  50. 50. Teams at multiple levels Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Brand Design User Research Prototypin g Marketing Design Monday, September 15, 14
  51. 51. Teams at multiple levels Consumer Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Brand Design User Research Prototypin g Marketing Design Merchant Monday, September 15, 14
  52. 52. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Brand Design User Research Deal Preview Prototypin g Marketing Design Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  53. 53. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Brand Design User Research Deal Preview Prototypin g Marketing Design Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  54. 54. If you’re designing for this... Monday, September 15, 14
  55. 55. If you’re designing for this... Then it is senseless to have marketing and product/UX design on different teams. It’s all the same customer journey. Monday, September 15, 14
  56. 56. The next hurdle I faced... Monday, September 15, 14
  57. 57. A common project plan... Monday, September 15, 14
  58. 58. A common project plan... Monday, September 15, 14
  59. 59. Initial Insight A common project plan... Monday, September 15, 14
  60. 60. Initial Insight A common project plan... I have an idea! Monday, September 15, 14
  61. 61. A common project plan... I have an idea! Initial Insight Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  62. 62. A common project plan... Here’s what it needs to do. I have an idea! Initial Insight Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  63. 63. A common project plan... Flesh out solution Here’s what it needs to do. I have an idea! Initial Insight Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  64. 64. A common project plan... Flesh out solution User test Here’s what it needs to do. I have an idea! Initial Insight Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  65. 65. A common project plan... Flesh out solution Refine User test Here’s what it needs to do. I have an idea! Initial Insight Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  66. 66. A common project plan... Flesh out solution Refine User test Build Here’s what it needs to do. I have an idea! Initial Insight Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  67. 67. A common project plan... Flesh out solution Refine Initial Insight Plan Ship User test Build Here’s what it needs to do. I have an idea! Monday, September 15, 14
  68. 68. A common project plan... Flesh out solution Refine Initial Insight Plan Ship User test Build Analyze Here’s what it needs to do. I have an idea! Monday, September 15, 14
  69. 69. A common project plan... Flesh out solution Refine Initial Insight Plan Ship User test Build Analyze Here’s what it needs to do. I have an idea! Wait... How do we know if we’re successful? Monday, September 15, 14
  70. 70. A slightly more enlightened plan... Flesh out solution Refine Initial Insight Plan Ship User test Build Analyze Monday, September 15, 14
  71. 71. A slightly more enlightened plan... Flesh out solution Refine Initial Insight Plan Ship User test Build Analyze Let’s try some stuff out first! Monday, September 15, 14
  72. 72. A slightly more enlightened plan... Flesh out solution Refine Initial Insight Plan Ship Sketch options User test Build Analyze Let’s try some stuff out first! Monday, September 15, 14
  73. 73. A slightly more enlightened plan... Prototype solutions Flesh out solution Refine Initial Insight Plan Ship Sketch options User test Build Analyze Let’s try some stuff out first! Monday, September 15, 14
  74. 74. A slightly more enlightened plan... Prototype solutions Flesh out solution Refine Initial Insight Plan Ship Sketch options Test prototypes User test Build Analyze Let’s try some stuff out first! Monday, September 15, 14
  75. 75. Teams with strong leadership enable... Prototype solutions Flesh out solution Refine Initial Insight Plan Ship Sketch options Test prototypes User test Build Analyze Monday, September 15, 14
  76. 76. Prototype solutions Flesh out solution Refine Plan Ship Sketch options Test prototypes User test Build Analyze By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Initial Insight Monday, September 15, 14
  77. 77. Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Prototype solutions Flesh out solution Refine Plan Ship Sketch options Test prototypes User test Build Analyze By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Initial Insight Monday, September 15, 14
  78. 78. Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Prototype solutions Flesh out solution Refine Plan Ship Sketch options Test prototypes User test Build Analyze By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Initial Insight Monday, September 15, 14
  79. 79. Definition Strategy and plan, aka “Build the right thing.” Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Prototype solutions Flesh out solution Refine Plan Ship Sketch options Test prototypes User test Build Analyze By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Initial Insight Monday, September 15, 14
  80. 80. Definition Execution Strategy and plan, aka “Build the right thing.” Working through tradeoffs to deliver optimal solution, aka “Build the thing right.” Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Prototype solutions Flesh out solution Refine Plan Ship Sketch options Test prototypes User test Build Analyze By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Initial Insight Monday, September 15, 14
  81. 81. Definition Execution Plan Ship Definition / Requirements Iterative design Implementation Strategy and plan, aka “Build the right thing.” Working through tradeoffs to deliver optimal solution, aka “Build the thing right.” Understand the market Product Strategy Ideation/Generation Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Prototype solutions Flesh out solution Refine Sketch options Test prototypes User test Build Analyze By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Initial Insight Monday, September 15, 14
  82. 82. Definition Execution Definition / Requirements Iterative design Implementation Strategy and plan, aka “Build the right thing.” Working through tradeoffs to deliver optimal solution, aka “Build the thing right.” Understand the market Product Strategy Ideation/Generation Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Prototype solutions Flesh out solution Refine Sketch options Test prototypes User test Build design makes strategy concrete Plan Ship Analyze By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Initial Insight Monday, September 15, 14
  83. 83. Definition Execution Plan Ship Definition / Requirements Iterative design Implementation Strategy and plan, aka “Build the right thing.” Working through tradeoffs to deliver optimal solution, aka “Build the thing right.” Understand the market Product Strategy Ideation/Generation Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Prototype solutions Flesh out solution Refine Sketch options Test prototypes User test Build Analyze design makes strategy concrete design supports delightful, engaging experiences By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Initial Insight Monday, September 15, 14
  84. 84. Definition Execution Initial Insight Plan Ship Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Prototype solutions Flesh out solution Refine Sketch options Test prototypes User test Build Analyze By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Monday, September 15, 14
  85. 85. Definition Execution Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Initial Insight By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  86. 86. Definition Execution Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Initial Insight By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  87. 87. Definition Execution Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Initial Insight By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  88. 88. Definition Execution Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Initial Insight By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  89. 89. Definition Execution Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Initial Insight By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  90. 90. Definition Execution Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Initial Insight By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  91. 91. Definition Execution Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Initial Insight By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  92. 92. Definition Execution Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Initial Insight By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  93. 93. Definition Execution Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Initial Insight By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  94. 94. That said... Monday, September 15, 14
  95. 95. Definition Execution Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Initial Insight By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Plan Monday, September 15, 14
  96. 96. Definition Execution Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Initial Insight By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Plan It’s better to iterate here... Monday, September 15, 14
  97. 97. Definition Execution Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Initial Insight By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Plan It’s better to iterate here... Monday, September 15, 14
  98. 98. Definition Execution Understand the market Product Strategy Prototype Customer empathy Ideation Experience strategy Initial Insight By Peter Merholz, http://peterme.com. If you use it, please attribute it. Thanks. Plan It’s better to iterate here... ...than here Monday, September 15, 14
  99. 99. This doesn’t seem very lean/agile Be wary of people espousing methodologies. Typically, they are crutches to free people from critical thinking. Also, they’re focused on execution (i.e., once you already have a plan). (Designers are remarkable at limiting their own impact.) And, it doesn’t address the truly fundamental challenge facing design and UX, which is organizational. Monday, September 15, 14
  100. 100. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Brand Design User Research Deal Preview Prototypin g Marketing Design Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
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  103. 103. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Pull Reserve LUGC Gimme! Gimme! Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Gimme! Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Gimme! Deal Estate Coffee Gimme! Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Brand Design User Research Deal Preview Prototypin g Marketing Design Subscripton s Display Affiliate Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Monday, September 15, 14
  104. 104. Working with partner teams Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Pull Reserve LUGC Gimme! Gimme! Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Gimme! Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Gimme! Deal Estate Coffee Gimme! Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Brand Design User Research Deal Preview Prototypin g Marketing Design Subscripton s Display Affiliate Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Don’t understand the ‘costs’ of design Don’t have control over their own destiny So, lots of coordination and communication Monday, September 15, 14
  105. 105. Maintaining singular leadership As the design team grows, having a single leader becomes more difficult. Operational matters trump creative matters. Models from tech and journalism: • CTO and VP of Engineering • Editor-in-chief and Managing Editor Monday, September 15, 14
  106. 106. Designers can keep a lot of other people busy Monday, September 15, 14
  107. 107. Booking GIG Funnel Opt Homepage Goods P13n Email LUGC Pull Reserve Gifting Social Redemption Merchant Pages City Guides SEO Global Header Goods L and S iPhone Android Getaways Search iPad Touch BPOS BPRO Payments Sinai Search Merchant S3 Center Booking Engine Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR Display BWeb Quantum Lead Unified Coffee Customer Deal Estate Deal Wizard Service GWorks Deal Preview Subscripton s Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  108. 108. Booking GIG Funnel Opt Homepage Goods P13n Email LUGC Pull Reserve Gifting Social Redemption Merchant Pages City Guides SEO Global Header Goods L and S iPhone Android Getaways Search iPad Touch Display GWorks Deal Preview 500-600 BPOS BPRO Payments Sinai Search Merchant S3 Center Booking Engine Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Unified Coffee Customer Deal Estate Deal Wizard Service PMs and engineers = Subscripton s Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  109. 109. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Brand Design User Research Deal Preview Prototypin g Marketing Design Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  110. 110. Booking GIG P13n Funnel Opt Email Pull Reserve LUGC Social Gifting Redemption Merchant Pages Global SEO City Guides Header Homepage Goods Goods L and S Getaways Search iPad iPhone Android Touch Prototypin g BPRO BPOS Payments Sinai Search Booking Engine S3 Merchant Center Mobile Merchant Getaways Extranet Getaways MR BWeb Quantum Lead Deal Wizard Unified Deal Estate Coffee Customer Service GWorks Platform Local Goods/ Getaways Mobile Core Merchant Merchant OS Internal Tools Brand Design User Research Deal Preview = 60 people Marketing Design Subscripton s Display Affiliate Monday, September 15, 14
  111. 111. With a 1) centralized partnership, 2) teams with strong leadership, 3) influencing definition, and 4) a relatively small team, you have leverage. Monday, September 15, 14
  112. 112. Leverage = Power Monday, September 15, 14
  113. 113. Leverage = Power There’s no reason design can’t be the driving force. We just need confidence, evidence, and commitment. Monday, September 15, 14
  114. 114. One more thing... Monday, September 15, 14
  115. 115. Decentralized and Embedded Monday, September 15, 14
  116. 116. Decentralized and Embedded Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  117. 117. DESIGN Decentralized and Embedded PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  118. 118. Decentralized and Embedded P E E E E DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews D Monday, September 15, 14
  119. 119. Decentralized and Embedded D P P E E E E E E E E DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews D Monday, September 15, 14
  120. 120. Decentralized and Embedded D D D P P P E E E E E E E E E E E E DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  121. 121. Decentralized and Embedded D D D D P P P P E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  122. 122. Decentralized and Embedded D D D D D P P P P P E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  123. 123. Decentralized and Embedded DD D D D D D DP P P P P P E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E DE DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Leadership Monday, September 15, 14
  124. 124. Centralized Partnership S S DP P P P P P E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E DE D D D DD DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Leadership Monday, September 15, 14
  125. 125. Monday, September 15, 14
  126. 126. Technology Monday, September 15, 14
  127. 127. Technology Features Monday, September 15, 14
  128. 128. Technology Features Experience Monday, September 15, 14
  129. 129. Still stuck in a “features” world S S DP P P P P P E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E DE D D D DD DESIGN PRODUCT MGMT ENGINEERING Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Leadership Monday, September 15, 14
  130. 130. S S Design Team D D D DD Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  131. 131. S S Design Team D D D DD Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  132. 132. S S Design Team D D D DD Shopping Experience Search/ Browse Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  133. 133. S S Design Team D D D DD Search/ Browse Shopping Experience PLUS Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  134. 134. S S Design Team D D D DD Shopping Experience Search/ Browse PLUS Gifting Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  135. 135. S S Design Team D D D DD Shopping Experience Search/ Browse PLUS Product Page Gifting Merchandising UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  136. 136. S S Design Team D D D DD Shopping Experience Search/ Browse PLUS Product Page Gifting Merchandising Sharing UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Monday, September 15, 14
  137. 137. S S Design Team D D D DD Shopping Experience Search/ Browse PLUS Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Gifting Merchandising Sharing Social Monday, September 15, 14
  138. 138. S S Design Team D D D DD Shopping Experience Search/ Browse PLUS Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Gifting Merchandising Sharing Social Wishlists Monday, September 15, 14
  139. 139. S S Design Team D D D DD Shopping Experience Search/ Browse PLUS Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Gifting Merchandising Sharing Social Wishlists In-store pickup Monday, September 15, 14
  140. 140. S S Design Team D D D DD Shopping Experience Search/ Browse PLUS Product Page UGC/ Personalization Checkout Reviews Gifting Merchandising Sharing Social Wishlists In-store pickup Style guide Monday, September 15, 14
  141. 141. Thank you for your consideration. Peter Merholz e: peterme@peterme.com t: @peterme Monday, September 15, 14

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