Monday, August 24, 2015

The Data-Informed Customer Journey

By Pamela Pavliscak Published: August 24, 2015 “Thinking about what data you need to inform the customer journey, there are clear gaps. You have a lot more data about your Web site or app than about the other sites and apps that may make up part of the experience, or the user experience ecosystem.” In actuality, most people spend most of their time on Web sites and apps other than those our organizations have created, and we may not know much about what those experiences are really like. However, your organization can map the customer journey. There is no one right way to map a customer journey. Journey mapping can mean defining an ideal path that we’d like customers to take. Sometimes it means seeking a more nuanced understanding of what people do on a Web site. Less often, we look at an experience globally, mapping touch points for a product or brand, both online and offline. Whether people are making direct comparisons or just moving from site to site, the most common user experience is the multi-site experience. Booking travel typically involves more than ten sites. Finding a place to eat might involve a mix of sites and apps, very few of which are about the actual dining experience. Even watching a favorite TV show—something we used to think of as a fully engaged or directed activity—can involve other sites.

from UXmatters

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