experience design (XD)

Getting experience design (XD) right is essential to CX transformation. But what is experience design — and how can it differentiate your brand? Read Forrester’s insights on elevating design to build more powerful customer connections.

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Apple Takes An Inspiring Stand On UX, Privacy, And Diversity At WWDC 2020

Karine Cardona-Smits June 24, 2020
Apple revealed major announcements for the new iOS 14 system during its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020. What is coming to the iPhone demonstrates a deep understanding of our behavior and use of our devices in mobility. It also makes a clear statement on privacy and diversity principles. UX Is All About Use In Context […]
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The Effect Of COVID-19 On Canadians’ Financial Well-Being

Peter Wannemacher May 18, 2020
Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, our research showed that Canadian consumers were facing multiple financial challenges and were worried about their financial situation. To see how the pandemic was impacting consumer finances and behaviors, we surveyed 1,119 Canadian online adults in April 10–15, 2020 and found that Canadians: Are already feeling the impact of COVID-19 […]
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Redesign Your Physical Location To Successfully Welcome Customers Back

Jennifer Wise May 12, 2020
To encourage customers to come back and usher in economic recovery, companies must plan to redesign their physical-location experiences to address customer fears of COVID-19 and their desire to maintain social distancing.
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Dive Into Moments-Based Marketing At CX North America

Joe Stanhope May 5, 2020
To bring moments-based engagement to life, marketers will need a new approach to recognize and act on moments and new planning techniques to establish balance between moments and campaigns. To pull it off, they’ll need the data and technologies that can turn signals into insights and to identify the moments that matter and deliver interactions precisely at the right time.
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The Next Step In Your Brand’s Digital Journey: Anticipatory Digital Experiences (And How To Deliver Them)

Julie Ask April 9, 2020
Today’s digital experiences place too much cognitive load on the consumer. Why? Because the success of websites is measured based on feature parity along with the ability to navigate a composite of services meant to do all things for all people. Business metrics for these same experiences are tied to revenue or self-service rather than […]
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Customers Are Staying Home — So Prioritize Digital UX

David Truog March 27, 2020
With customers worldwide coping with the pandemic, companies need to recalibrate customer experience (CX) efforts, and with most people cooped up at home, it’s suddenly more important than ever to get digital experiences right.
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The Doctor-Patient Relationship Must Be The Cornerstone Of Your Digital Transformation Strategy

Jeff Becker March 17, 2020
Senior Analyst Jeff Becker provides early results from the joint Forrester-HIMSS survey on healthcare organizational culture, patient satisfaction, and physician burnout.
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Micro UIs: Microservices Are Visual, Too

Randy Heffner March 12, 2020
Stop Conflating Microservices With APIs Too often in client conversations, Forrester hears the terms “microservice” and “API” used interchangeably. To make your architecture and design patterns stronger, separate the two. Draw a hard line of distinction between them. Specifically: “Microservice” is a packaging and deployment concept. At its core, microservice strategy aims to create technical […]
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Open Source Design: What It Is And Why It Matters

Gina Bhawalkar March 11, 2020
There’s a new buzz phrase in the air — “open source design.” What is it? It’s a “remix” (to borrow a term from Figma) of the open source software movement’s commitment to sharing and collaborative validation and improvement of software source code. What Are Examples Of Open Source Design? You don’t need to look far to find companies embracing this idea by: Making design systems public. Most design teams are […]
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Service Design: Five Principles To Improve CX, EX, And Business

Karine Cardona-Smits March 11, 2020
Every customer journey, as simple as it looks, happens in a more and more complex ecosystem. Think about your last online purchase: You interacted with an online store, on your computer or your mobile, and got your order delivered at home as planned. Simple? Well . . . on the front stage, yes. But if […]
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The Good And The Bad Of US Federal Website UX

Gina Bhawalkar February 24, 2020
Discover what federal agency websites excel at and where are the biggest areas of opportunity.
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Four Takeaways About Modern Design From Figma’s Config Conference

Andrew Hogan February 19, 2020

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Samsung Galaxy S20 And Z Flip — Quick Take

Julie Ask February 11, 2020
Galaxy Z Flip It’s been a while since I saw a product demo and thought, “oh damn, that is cool.” I’m obsessed with the mechanics of how it folds. This is the first time in a long time that a new phone hasn’t led with its camera but instead with its ability to fold, small […]
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How To Fight Bias In Machine-Learning-Based Experiences

Andrew Hogan February 10, 2020
AI is not a black box and AI developers must learn to accept and deal with bias. Analyst Andrew Hogan gets some insights on AI and ethics from Carol Smith of Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute.
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Why And How To Create A Design System And Get Help With It

Gina Bhawalkar February 3, 2020
Fifty percent — that’s the percentage of design professionals who say their company now uses a design system according to Forrester’s Q3 2019 Global State Of Design Teams Survey. And a whopping 74% of those survey respondents say that their companies are using a design system more than two years ago. Over a third even […]
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How Banks Still Make It Too Hard For People To Open An Account

Andrew Hogan February 3, 2020
Four common missteps deter would-be customers from opening bank accounts. Learn what they are and how to avoid them.
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What Makes A Payments App Successful?

Arnav Gupta January 2, 2020
Excellence in digital experience is fast becoming a nonnegotiable expectation that customers have of a brand. The thing about expectations is that once they rise, they become par for the course. Payments apps are no exception! We recently analyzed eight apps from Indian payments providers. We found that with the next-to-zero cost of switching in […]
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Just How Much Do Design And Data Science Collaborate?

Andrew Hogan December 18, 2019
Findings from our recent survey show that there's room for improvement.
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Retailers: Make Your Website Accessible Or Leave Money On The Table

Gina Bhawalkar December 4, 2019
Only a tiny fraction of websites get accessibility right. Learn how to ensure your online experience doesn't freeze out would-be shoppers.
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Empirical Innovation: Prioritize Evidence Over Instinct To Innovate Successfully

David Truog November 18, 2019
Many companies operate under the idea that "If you innovate it, they will come." Spoiler alert: They won't. Successful innovation relies on empirical research.
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