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I had the chance to change to a role in Digital Strategy. I do social media monitoring, listening for opportunities to serve people and connecting users & customers with those who can help them. The goal is to improve their end-to-end experience with Symantec.
Many people in your company are trying to do the right thing – to learn more and deliver better experiences for users and customers. Partner with them – work together and share information. Why UX should lead social listening UX works to improve peoples ’ experience Using customer insights & building relationships to drive experience improvement Builds on traditional UX core skills But… (see next slide) You have research and data experience Different teams use social in different ways Guide conversations toward experience improvement
Socially driven design builds on core UX skills Listening, collaborating, building relationships Identifying users & personas Communicating design Identifying opportunities to improve the experience UX works to improve peoples ’ experience Using customer insights & building relationships to drive experience improvement Builds on traditional UX core skills But… (see next slide) You have research and data experience Different teams use social in different ways Guide conversations toward experience improvement
Note: image from stock.xchng at www.sxc.hu Social Media enables participatory design – especially useful if your team and users are geographically disbursed. Meet your users where they are Don ’t make them come to you Where are your users socially engaged?
Richer data set. Publically shared information. Here is an example of a persona that includes data from social networks. Use things like where are they, what organizations and networks do they belong to, with whom are they connected, what are they saying in social media.
Real ‘fake’ twitter accounts that can tweet throughout the project reminding the team about the user.
Replace customer picture with woman. Why UX should lead social listening UX works to improve peoples ’ experience Using customer insights & building relationships to drive experience improvement Builds on traditional UX core skills But… (see next slide) You have research and data experience Different teams use social in different ways Guide conversations toward experience improvement
Engaging your users in social media doesn ’t just lead to a better user experience Why UX should lead social listening UX works to improve peoples ’ experience Using customer insights & building relationships to drive experience improvement Builds on traditional UX core skills But… (see next slide) You have research and data experience Different teams use social in different ways Guide conversations toward experience improvement
Its not just a once or twice thing – its an ongoing relationship. You have research and data experience Different teams use social in different ways Guide conversations toward experience improvement
Hear and idea. Engage the author in the process. Prototype/develop the feature. Use the user community to get more feedback. Give credit to the idea author. The process builds credibility with the community.
When your team and customers are geographically disbursed UX works to improve peoples ’ experience Using customer insights & building relationships to drive experience improvement Builds on traditional UX core skills But… (see next slide) You have research and data experience Different teams use social in different ways Guide conversations toward experience improvement
Where are your users? Here are a sample of places you might find a UX professional.
Change culture within the company but also the relationship between the company and your users & customers
How long does it take to tweet or do a quick demo vs. schedule a usability test? Engage the whole team in the conversation; development, support, documentation.
Ongoing engagement that works with short development cycles Engage the whole team in the conversation; development, support, documentation.
Take the lead Partner with key stakeholders across business functions Identify socially active customers and start a conversation Partner with a few key social leaders Offer unique value to the company Take the lead in using social to engage people (users, customers) Identify socially active customers and start a conversation (be aware of you company ’s social policy OR work to create one) Partner with key stakeholders like Marketing & PR – offer data they might not be getting Partner with anyone enthusiastic – a few key employees that are socially engaged can make a huge impact on its success (Elias, Thomas). Tell the story – show impact; loyalty, ROI, what matters to your company?
Using Social Media to Improve User Experience edUi version
Using Social Media to Improve User Experience Erling Amundson, Principal Digital Strategist, User Experience
1 Billion People 1 /7Are connected via social media
• Social media are tools or technologies that allow people to connect and to share information with others.• Common examples: – Facebook – Twitter – LinkedIn – YouTube – Blogs – Forums
• Social Media can be: – Public or Private – Open to anyone or for specific group members• Examples – Twitter vs. Chatter – Public blog vs. Intranet
Social Media in 20121. Social networking is now the most popular online activity2. 62% of adults worldwide now use social media3. 80% of US social network users prefer to connect with brands through Facebook4. 40% of Twitter users regularly search for products in Twitter Source: http://thesocialskinny.com/99-new-social-media-stats-for-2012/
This is changing how peoplecommunicate with each other and with organizations
And yet…according to Facebook, 95% of allFacebook wall posts areNOT answered by brands
“Customers are paying extra attentionto the whole of their experience withyour business. And what they see –how they connect the dots betweentheir experiences, perceptions, and theattitude of your employees – figuresinto their buying decisions. You needto equip every employee to be anambassador, a representative, and anadvocate in the very moment theyneed to be.”
Meet your users:• In person: – User group meetings – Conferences – User research• In social media – Forums – Comments – Twitter
Social can improve current UX deliverables Social Personas
Who are your users?• Students• Alumni• Fans• Faculty• Parents• Donors• Museum patrons• Doctors, patients, scientists, citizens, etc.
Personas• Personas, descriptions of typical users or customers, are a useful tool. They help align a team, working toward producing a product that will work for a real person.• Personas are especially useful when your team is large and doesn’t have much contact with the people who will use the products they are creating. Learning something about the end user or customer helps the team keep them in mind as they work.• Only, personas aren’t usually real people. They are representations, often combinations of characteristics, used to portray expected users. Personas can be created from visiting with real users. Or, they can be created based on customer or industry demographics.
PersonasIf you choose to use traditional personas, youcan now enhance them with a richer set ofinformation. What does ‘Bob’ like, who is heconnected to, what groups does he belong to,and what is he saying about your product?Enhance your personas with connection maps,social media streams, and a richer description ofthe person.
Social Data Enhances Personas Erling - Employed at Symantec - 20 years experience in UX/Usability Digital Strategist - MS Applied Psychology - Advanced Radian6 user “I want to create experiences that delight people”Recent Tweets: Mocking up a socially enhanced persona to Top Tasks:share at #upa2012. This is kind of cool. #ux - Identify and refine search keywords - Monitor social media mentionsRT @KnowledgeBishop Most will say it can’t - Create socially driven UX methodsbe done: Prove them wrong. #BeTheOne Top Connections:Wondering why so many brands have a socialpresence but don’t respond to their customersquestions. #cx #uxEvents:CXPA Inaugural Conference October 19-20, 2011UPA International 2012 Conference June 4-8, 2012Groups:
Why not experiment with personas?• Danielle Cooley experimented with creating personas in the form of social media profiles in Facebook and Twitter.• Danielle’s persona template for Photoshop can be found at http://facebookpersona.notlong.com/
Wilma Marron Rock Star. Gamer.@JustWilma @RedheadRockStarGeography Politics Employment Danielle Cooley’s Twitter Persona Hobbies Gender @JustWilma photo via creative commons license from flickr user Alaskan Dude. @RedheadRockStar photo courtesy of twitter user @ElisaRockDoc.
“If your colleagues believeusers are critical and recognizethat they don’t knoweverything about the users, thenext step is obvious: They needto learn more about thesepeople. And the most efficientand productive way to do thatis by interacting with themdirectly.”
Personas vs. Personal Contact• One alternative is to consider ongoing contact with real people, people who will buy and use the products you make. There is no substitute for a relationship with your users. Rather than imagining what ‘Bob’ the persona might want, you can actually talk to the real Sarah and ask her, show her the proposed design, get her feedback on what would work in her environment.• Social media lowers the barriers for finding and meeting with real users. Reach out, begin the conversation, and get to know your users and customers.• Trust your customers and your staff. Connect them in a conversation that benefits everyone.
“Do you want your ideas andcreative concepts to see thelight of day? Then don’t startwith the customer “in mind,”but actually with the customer.Anything that comes straightfrom their mouths is pretty …hard to refute.”
Social can improve current UX processes Recruiting
Blogs & Community• If you are a good writer• Share your expertise – Product – Technology – Process• Write a weekly or monthly article: 300-500 words on organization’s site or Wordpress• Read and respond to comments• Build a community of followers
Blog & Community• Blog before research: – Announce upcoming studies – Recruit participants• Blog after research – Thank participants publically – Announce findings – Generate interest in the next event
Social can improve current UX processesParticipation & Engagement
Awareness Removing AcquisitionTroubleshooting User Engagement Installation Using Configuration Learning
Engaging with Twitter @customer I am frustrated with ProductX is bad. It shouldn’t be so hard to do TaskY. @support Sorry you are having problems. Have you seen the tips at http://t.co.abcdefg ? @customer Thanks. That is helpful. But, I still think the feature could be easier to use. @support I’d love to hear your ideas. Please DM me so we can chat more.
Socially driven design enables you to engagewith users on an ongoing basis Relationships enable better participation by users in the design process
Socially Driven Design ™“Feature Enhancement” Company + Author “Feature Released” Product Enhanced Prototype Business Author Unit Prototype 42
Social Media enables global Participatory Design
Connecting With Your Users In Social Media #eduiconf
Engaging The Community• Find out where people are having conversations• Listen & learn• Find ways to be helpful; contribute to the community – Tips – KB articles• Build relationships – Online & offline – Invite them to user groups, usability tests, customer events• Thank them – For their time, feedback, and for sharing their knowledge
Join a Community• Select one place of interest – A Forum – Twitter• Start small – Listen & observe 2-3 hours per week – Watch for role models• Respond to the topics you know• Ask for help with what you don’t know – Ask for someone else to respond – Ask for the answer you can respond
Digital Generosity “He practices digital generosity. As a result, when he does ask for something, his followers and fans respond. This phenomenon is what I have come to call the 20-to-1 rule. It represents a ratio. It means that you have to make twenty relational deposits for every marketing withdrawal… If you want to build a social media platform – one where people listen to you – then you have to be a giver, not a taker.”
Actionable Mentions• Case: Request for help resolving real-time issue• Query: Question that doesn’t require support resource• Rant: Insult that merits consideration• Rave: Praise from a user or customer