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Top Design Projects Of 2021: What They Are Versus What They Should Be

Andrew Hogan March 30, 2021
Are you investing your design efforts in the right place? Are you wondering if your company is really designing in ways that attract and create more loyal customers? Learn what could be standing in your way.
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Digital Accessibility Is About Great CX, Not Just Compliance — Takeaways From Deque’s Inaugural Axe-con Conference

Gina Bhawalkar March 29, 2021
I speak with companies weekly about the growing importance of digital accessibility, and prior to 2020, those conversations almost always started with this question: “How do we make our sites and apps accessible so we don’t get sued?” It’s a fair question — after all, the number of web and mobile accessibility lawsuits has increased […]
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The $162 Billion Design Industry Won’t Stop Growing

Andrew Hogan March 24, 2021
We estimate the size of the global design industry to be $162 billion and believe multiple software categories used in design will grow more than 20% this year. Find out why.
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Bosch’s Cultural Transformation Offers Lessons For Other Businesses

Dan Bieler March 8, 2021
Discover how Bosch is carefully weighing issues such as the speed of its cultural change and the impact on its brand image as an innovator against the value of its existing culture. And learn how to avoid obstacles, such as when old product development models are colliding with innovation.
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Why Citi’s $500M Mistake Is Really A Design Debt Interest Payment

Andrew Hogan February 23, 2021
Bad user interface design cost Citi $500M in a painful example of how poor UX affects business results. It’s rarely as dramatic as a single $500M incident — at most companies, poor UX causes a steady drumbeat of avoidable mistakes that cost time and money.
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Designing For Confidence In 2021

Andrew Hogan February 18, 2021
Coauthored with Senem Guler-Biyikli.  The “Design For Confidence“ report we published last year drew a lot of positive feedback because it describes what companies can do to create user confidence. These practices lead to successful user interactions, build trust, and facilitate adoption. For some companies, the report changed their practices: One company told us it reminded them to aim for emotions other than […]
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The Scrum Guide 2020 Aims For Focus And Inclusivity But Might Scare Designers Away

Karine Cardona-Smits January 27, 2021
I attended the Scrum Guide 2020 Update event that also celebrated its 25th anniversary. And while this new edition intends to provide more focus, be simpler, and be more inclusive — recognizing that Scrum is widely used outside the software development world — some choices might be counterproductive and even scare designers away. Here are […]
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A more connected experience is possible. Learn more at CX North America, Forrester’s must-attend event for CX practitioners.

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COVID-19 Offers The Opportunity To Redesign The Physical Office

Dan Bieler January 14, 2021
In the wake of COVID-19, organizations must redesign mobility solutions to shape resilient and adaptive future workspaces.
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New Research: State Of Design Teams — We Need Your Help!

Gina Bhawalkar December 3, 2020
To give you insights on the state of experience design (XD)/user experience (UX) teams, my colleagues and I, who cover design and UX, run an annual survey. In our most recent one, 61% of respondents reported that their design team impacts strategic decisions, for example. And I’m excited to share that our 2020 State Of […]
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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: Insights-Driven Business Process Outsourcing, Q4 2020

Leslie Joseph December 2, 2020
Buyer demand for greater value from insights and technology such as RPA, data science, machine learning, and advanced analytics are forcing both classical BPO and omnichannel BPO vendors to retool themselves into insights-driven BPO's.
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Get Your Design System Right: Approach It Like A Product

Gina Bhawalkar November 30, 2020
A design system continually evolves — it’s not a project a design team can complete and move on from. In fact, a design system requires an ongoing time and resources investment just like a customer-facing digital product.
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Design For Change: Uncertainty Can Lead To Positive Outcomes

Karine Cardona-Smits November 6, 2020
2020 is a year of change. Change affected all of us in similar ways, but our ability to adapt to change varied. Discover how to design process and principles for change and resilience.
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Predictions 2021: CX Leader Webinar

CX will be at the forefront of 2021's greatest challenges. Discover the keys to success.

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Adapt, Innovate, And Integrate — How To Thrive In A Disrupted B2B Event Sector

Conrad Mills October 29, 2020
Marketing leaders should embrace the new reality and look for ways to adapt their current approach to in-person events, while exploring ways to innovate their virtual event experience.
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What Do Your Customers Want For The Holidays? Confidence

Andrew Hogan October 29, 2020
Now’s the time to make sure your customers understand whether they’ve found the right product on your site or app, know when they’ll receive their item in time, and know how to easily return the item if it isn’t quite right.
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Adobe MAX 2020 Takeaways: Creative Systems, AI+Design, And Accessibility

Andrew Hogan October 21, 2020
This year’s Adobe MAX Creativity Conference keynote hit consistent themes that Adobe has focused on for years, such as creativity for all, accelerating creation, enabling collaboration, and elevating skills. That’s not an indictment; it’s a sign the company has a clear strategy for its creativity offerings and is sticking to it. Adobe Creative Cloud has posted impressive results during the pandemic, […]
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Best Practices For Tech Transformation In Government

Dan Bieler September 29, 2020
Technology transformation is a fundamental pillar for reforming the overall workings of government.
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Designing For Confidence: Good For Business And Good For People

Andrew Hogan September 15, 2020
The main priority for CX design has changed as a result of the pandemic. Analyst Andrew Hogan explains how.
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Predictions 2021 Online Event

Dive deep into the dynamics that will generate obstacles and opportunities in 2021.

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Vast, Fast, And Relentless: The Future Of How People Buy

David Truog September 9, 2020
The way people buy products and services has been evolving rapidly, and the fast and furious pace is only accelerating — sinking some companies while creating immense opportunity for others, new and old. Discover the four forces that will define the next era of consumer buying.
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Still Considering Mobile Experience As A Reduced Web Experience? Wake Up!

Karine Cardona-Smits August 24, 2020
As we're reviewing mobile banking apps for our upcoming European Digital Experience Review™ research, there's a noticeable gap between leaders and laggards on both user experience and functionalities offered in-app. The main reason that keeps laggards behind resides in their mobile experience strategy — or, rather, the lack of it.
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Forrester Reviews And Scores US Mobile Banking Apps: What We Learned

Peter Wannemacher August 12, 2020
For over a decade, Forrester has conducted an annual review of banks’ mobile apps. My colleague Gina Bhawalkar and I recently published our most recent research, in which we evaluated and scored the mobile banking experiences on more than a dozen banking brands’ apps across the US and Canada. In the US, we looked at […]
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