October 2, 2012Google Labs: Designing for Usershugeinc.firstname.lastname@example.org Main St. #220 Brooklyn, NY 11201+1 718 625 4843
About Huge.We help transform brands and grow businesses.
Our approach.Great user experiences are what drivebusiness performance and marketing.
How we’re structured.Founded in 1999Full-service digital agency within Interpublic Group550 employees London. Portland. San Francisco. Brooklyn. Los Angeles. Rio de Janeiro.
AdAge A-List for 2012Top ten agencies as ranked by AdAge, across all marketing disciplines. Social media agency of the year 2011 and 2012 by OMMA / MediaPost. Most innovative agency for 2012 by Digiday and One of Five for 2011 by Mashable.
Clients.New York. Los Angeles. London.American Express Newell Rubbermaid Cellular South / C-Spire British AirwaysBarneys New York Nutrisystem Dell BBCComcast PepsiCo National Geographic DiageoFour Seasons Pizza Hut News Corporation IKEAGE Capital Reckitt Benckiser Pacific Life Landmark GroupL’Oréal Group Royal Caribbean Cruises Unilever Portland.Lowe’s Target NikeMTV Networks Time Warner Rio de Janeiro.Nestlé Waters Verisign San Francisco. Abril Samsung Vale
In the next 90 minutes:1. Whom to listen to, and how 2. Construct a digital user experience 3. Make it better and better
Visit them. Follow them around.Ethnographic studies let you understand how your audience usestechnology on a daily basis:• Equipment set up• Context• Savvy• Time spent in digital• Shadowing• In home visits
Look outside the box.To discover true opportunities, find out:• What else are they interested in?• What digital tools do they use daily?• What digital products are they love? Why?Find the commonalities to inspireand shape your product. Opportunity Direct competition
Get to know them, summarize them, utilize them.
Know your user s’ digital habits.Redesign of UnderArmour.com.
The no. 1 goalThe basis of your business the reason for users to come.
In addition to the top goal… Top priority. The basis of your business, must be fulfilled.
… supporting goals can helpdifferentiate… Top priority. The basis of your business, must be fulfilled. Secondary goal, supports top priority, could be key differentiator. 2
… and further define the product. Top priority. The basis of your business, must be fulfilled. Secondary goal, supports top priority, could be key differentiator. 2 3 Supports first and second goal, also necessary to succeed.
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Prioritize. Map back to goal. Define. Feat Doesn’t support any ure Idea Capa use case bility Will distract from Feat Feat main goal ure ureSimilar to other Feat Feat Doesn’t support feature ure ure a KPI Capa Capa bility bility Feat Idea ure Great idea - for a different goal Idea Feat Feat ure ure Nice to have, but not necessary
It’s worth it. Time defect is detected Require- Archi- Construc- System Post ments tecture tion Test ReleaseTime defect is introduced Requirements 1x 3x 5-10x 10x 10-100x Architecture 1x 10x 15x 25-100x Construction 1x 10x 10-25x
Ask the users.To test multiple ideas /concepts.To identify major roadblocks.To improve specific tools,flows, tasks.
Test early to fail big.Go rogue. Paper prototypes, clickable sketches, animatedconcepts.Look for the epic fails, but leave nuances aside for now.Test as often as you can.
Test higher fidelity to refine and tweak.Learn from previous rounds of testing. Become moreprecise, test more detailed interactions. Test key scenariosTest visual designs, html, java script, server calls.
Ask the right questions.Identify major roadblocks. “I love Under Armour, especiallyDon’t try to test nuances their sports drinks, super cool.”(your sample isn’t large enough)Be scientific about results. “I hate this new site, I would never use it. Why not keep it all how it is?”Be aware of your user’s context. “I don’t like these colors.”
Define success before you startdesigning. KPIs: What to Measure: 1. Increase sales • No. of sales • Average revenue per order • Ratio of visits to sales • Conversion rate • No. of visits 2. Increase traffic • Search performance • Referral performance • % of new vs. return visits 3. Increase loyalty • Frequency of visits
Every digital product has to evolve inreal time.
Analytics tell us what users aredoing, and highlight issues in currentsystem Why are 43% of customers stopping after the payment info page?
Look at data from all angles beforeyou judge. Tablet conversion rate0.50%0.45%0.40%0.35%0.30% UK DE0.25% SE0.20% US FR0.15% CA0.10%0.05%0.00%
Once you have identified your mostimportant issues…KPIs: What to Measure: Metric:1. Increase sales • No. of sales • -0.7% • Average revenue per order • Steady at $40.89 • Ratio of visits to sales • Up by 1% • Conversion rate • -5.1% • No. of visits • +10%2. Increase traffic • Search performance • + 0.3% • Referral performance • Steady • % of new vs. return visits • 80 / 203. Increase loyalty • Frequency of visits • - 2%
Systematically optimizeIncremental design improvements can have a huge impact. A• A/B test micro-elements like wording, an image, etc.• Multi-variate test isolated layouts and functionalities. B• Statistically significant• Evolutionary vs. Revolutionary
Become more intelligent with each test. Institutionalize knowledge.