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The Experience When Business Meets Design

Author: Brian Solis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118526805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5286

Welcome to a new era of business in which your brand is defined by those who experience it. Do you know how your customers experience your brand today? Do you know how they really feel? Do you know what they say when you re not around? In an always-on world where everyone is connected to information and also one another, customer experience is your brand. And, without defining experiences, brands become victim to whatever people feel and share. In his new book X: The Experience When Business Meets Design bestselling author Brian Solis shares why great products are no longer good enough to win with customers and why creative marketing and delightful customer service too are not enough to succeed. In X, he shares why the future of business is experiential and how to create and cultivate meaningful experiences. This isn’t your ordinary business book. The idea of a book was re-imagined for a digital meets analog world to be a relevant and sensational experience. Its aesthetic was meant to evoke emotion while also giving new perspective and insights to help you win the hearts and minds of your customers. And, the design of this book, along with what fills its pages, was done using the principles shared within. Brian shares more than the importance of experience. You’ll learn how to design a desired, meaningful and uniform experience in every moment of truth in a fun way including: How our own experience gets in the way of designing for people not like us Why empathy and new perspective unlock creativity and innovation The importance of User Experience (UX) in real life and in executive thinking The humanity of Human-Centered Design in all you do The art of Hollywood storytelling from marketing to product design to packaging Apple’s holistic approach to experience architecture The value of different journey and experience mapping approaches The future of business lies in experience architecture and you are the architect. Business, meet design. X

X

The Experience When Business Meets Design

Author: Brian Solis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118526392

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3487

Welcome to a new era of business in which your brand is defined by those who experience it. Do you know how your customers experience your brand today? Do you know how they really feel? Do you know what they say when you re not around? In an always-on world where everyone is connected to information and also one another, customer experience is your brand. And, without defining experiences, brands become victim to whatever people feel and share. In his new book X: The Experience When Business Meets Design bestselling author Brian Solis shares why great products are no longer good enough to win with customers and why creative marketing and delightful customer service too are not enough to succeed. In X, he shares why the future of business is experiential and how to create and cultivate meaningful experiences. This isn’t your ordinary business book. The idea of a book was re-imagined for a digital meets analog world to be a relevant and sensational experience. Its aesthetic was meant to evoke emotion while also giving new perspective and insights to help you win the hearts and minds of your customers. And, the design of this book, along with what fills its pages, was done using the principles shared within. Brian shares more than the importance of experience. You’ll learn how to design a desired, meaningful and uniform experience in every moment of truth in a fun way including: How our own experience gets in the way of designing for people not like us Why empathy and new perspective unlock creativity and innovation The importance of User Experience (UX) in real life and in executive thinking The humanity of Human-Centered Design in all you do The art of Hollywood storytelling from marketing to product design to packaging Apple’s holistic approach to experience architecture The value of different journey and experience mapping approaches The future of business lies in experience architecture and you are the architect. Business, meet design. X

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The Experience When Business Meets Design

Author: Brian Solis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118456548

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5002

Welcome to a new era of business in which your brand is defined by those who experience it. Customer experience is the new marketing and it's also one of the hottest trends in business right now. Also known as CX, executives, strategists, and agencies alike are learning that the digital customer is notably different than the traditional customers before them. Expectations, the technology they use, how and where they make decisions and what it is they value is forcing strategists to rethink and redesign the customer journey for a multiscreen world. While rife with challenges, CX represents a life-saving opportunity for businesses to earn relevance among a new generation of connected customers. But…what is an experience? Believe it or not, it's more than creative marketing or exceptional customer support. An experience is a physical and emotional connection between brand and customer throughout the relationship lifecycle. An experience is the brand and it is aspirational. An experience is a great product, its packaging and its performance over time. An experience is delightful sales and service. An experience is everything and an experience is intentional by design The reality is that people are going to have an experience. The question is have we actually defined what it is and what it should look like, feel like, and how it enchants our senses and sensibilities? Or do you just leave it to chance? The problem is that experiences today are disjointed simply because everyone has a different answer to what an experience is or should be. And worse, people who lead customer engagement across different touchpoints don't collaborate or communicate today. Without design, experiences are indeed left to coincidence and there's no need, benefit or glory in happenstance. To compete for the future, to earn a competitive advantage and to build relevance into more meaningful and fruitful relationships, takes experience architecture. In his new book X, Brian Solis shares more than the importance of experience; he teaches readers how to design a desired, meaningful and uniform customer experience in every moment of truth. Solis introduces the rise of experience architecture and helps readers shift from a reactive to proactive approach to CX that borrows in a fun and informative way from the art and science of: User Experience (UX) Human-Centered Design Hollywood Storytelling Game Theory Transportation Engineering Storyboarding Apple's approach to experience architecture… In X, Solis introduces a framework that will help anyone answer the question "What is an experience?" Business, meet design.

The End of Business As Usual

Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution

Author: Brian Solis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118077555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4964

Analyzes the ways in which digital communication trends are revolutionizing all aspects of life from business and government to education and social networking, exploring the various layers of today's complicated and technologically driven global culture to consider how it affects everyday consumers.

What's the Future of Business?

Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences

Author: Brian Solis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118457196

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1926

"In today’s rapidly changing digital environment, Darwinism is alive and well. What’s the Future of Business doesn't just explore trends and theories; it introduces a dynamic, actionable path to transformation." —Evan Greene, CMO, The Recording Academy, Producers of the GRAMMY Awards Rethink your business model to incorporate the power of "user" experiences What’s the Future of Business? will galvanize a new movement that aligns the tenets of user experience with the vision of innovative leadership to improve business performance, engagement, and relationships for a new generation of consumerism. It provides an overview of real-world experiences versus "user" experiences in relation to products, services, mobile, social media, and commerce, among others. This book explains why experience is everything and how the future of business will come down to shared experiences. Aligns the tenets of user experience with the concepts of innovative leadership to improve business performance and engagement and to motivate readers to rethink business models and customer and employee relationships Motivates readers to rethink business models, products and services, marketing, and customer and employee relationships with desired experiences in mind Brian Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media, and is the author of Engage! and The End of Business as Usual! Discover how user experience design affects your business, and how you can harness its power for meaningful revenue growth

Experience Design

A Framework for Integrating Brand, Experience, and Value

Author: Patrick Newbery,Kevin Farnham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118728394

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2675

Bridge the gap between business and design to improve the customer experience Businesses thrive when they can engage customers. And, while many companies understand that design is a powerful tool for engagement, they do not have the vocabulary, tools, and processes that are required to enable design to make a difference. Experience Design bridges the gap between business and design, explaining how the quality of customer experience is the key to unlocking greater engagement and higher customer lifetime value. The book teaches businesses how to think about design as a process, and how this process can be used to create a better quality of experience across the entire customer journey. Experience Design also serves as a reference tool for both designers and business leaders to help teams collaborate more effectively and to help keep focus on the quality of the experiences that are put in front of customers. Explains how to use experience-centric design for better customer engagement Offers a framework for thinking and talking about "experience design," from a company and customer perspective Authors Patrick Newbery and Kevin Farnham are the Chief Strategy Officer and CEO of Method respectively, an experience design company that solves business challenges through design to create integrated brand, product, and service experiences Improve the quality of the experiences customers have with your company and watch engagement soar.

We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World

Author: Simon Mainwaring

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780230341630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 769

Named Strategy + Business best marketing book of 2011 Combining social media tools with socially conscious brands, the two major trends shaping tomorrow's consumer climate, Simon Mainwaring presents a visionary new model for companies and organizations to maximize both their own visibility and their contribution to the greater good. He shows how brands can leverage social media to build consumer goodwill, loyalty and profit, as well as how consumers can use their new social networking power to drive sustainable change in the business world. Using case studies from Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Toyota, Nike, Patagonia, and more, as well as the latest in social business technology, Mainwaring offers an actionable blueprint for prosperity and renewal that speaks to marketers and consumers alike.

Engage

The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web

Author: Brian Solis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470619694

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 1850

Exploring Experience Design

Author: Ezra Schwartz

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787120112

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 9082

Learn how to unify Customer Experience, User Experience and more to shape lasting customer engagement in a world of rapid change. About This Book An introductory guide to Experience Design that will help you break into XD as a career by gaining A strong foundational knowledge Get acquainted with the various phases of a typical Experience Design workflow Work through the key process and techniques in XD, supported by most of the common use cases Who This Book Is For This book is for designers who wish to enter the field of UX Design, especially Programmers, Content Strategists, and Organizations keen to understand the core concepts of UX Design. What You Will Learn Understand why Experience Design (XD) is at the forefront of business priorities, as organizations race to innovate products and services in order to compete for customers in a global economy driven by technology and change Get motivated by the numerous professional opportunities that XD opens up for practitioners in wide-ranging domains, and by the stories of real XD practitioners Understand what experience is, how experiences are designed, and why they are effective Gain knowledge of user-centered design principles, methodologies, and best practices that will improve your product (digital or physical) Get to know your X's and D's—understand the differences between XD and UX, CX, IxD, IA, SD, VD, PD, and other design practices In Detail We live in an experience economy in which interaction with products is valued more than owning them. Products are expected to engage and delight in order to form the emotional bonds that forge long-term customer loyalty: Products need to anticipate our needs and perform tasks for us: refrigerators order food, homes monitor energy, and cars drive autonomously; they track our vitals, sleep, location, finances, interactions, and content use; recognize our biometric signatures, chat with us, understand and motivate us. Beautiful and easy to use, products have to be fully customizable to match our personal preferences. Accomplishing these feats is easier said than done, but a solution has emerged in the form of Experience design (XD), the unifying approach to fusing business, technology and design around a user-centered philosophy. This book explores key dimensions of XD: Close collaboration among interdisciplinary teams, rapid iteration and ongoing user validation. We cover the processes, methodologies, tools, techniques and best-practices practitioners use throughout the entire product development life-cycle, as ideas are transformed to into positive experiences which lead to perpetual customer engagement and brand loyalty.

Events Design and Experience

Author: Graham Berridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750664533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 1267

It also covers an analysis of previous literature, and draws upon real life events such as Wembley plc, Leapfrog Corporate events and the British Cycling federation * What is an event experience? An explanation of the nature and stages of experience, and the emergence of the experience industry itself. Cases such as the Proms, London Fashion week ands the Nike Fun run are used to illustrate. * Designing Experiences. Considers how design itself can impact upon the experience, in some cases fundamentally changing the nature of experience. It asks the question of how experiences are designed and what do they signify to the customer once complete. * Analysing Event Experiences. Considers how experiences can be analysed and evaluated looking at the artificiality of the event and how this reflects in the experience of consumers.-

When Business Meets Culture

Ideas and Experiences for Mutual Profit

Author: B. Munoz-Seca,J. Riverola

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230295118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 4513

The cultural sector is gaining increasing importance in our economies, consistantly registering growth rates above average GDP. This book presents insights on how cultural institutions can find new perspectives in their management and provides ideas to hasten culture's role as an economic developer.

The Customer Experience Book

How to design, measure and improve customer experience in your business

Author: Alan Pennington

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292148489

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 6412

Customer Experience (CE) is becoming seen as a key component of business strategy, yet knowing the practical steps of what to do can be tricky. The Customer Experience Book helps you understand where you are now, what to do, and how to improve for your business. From Customer Journey Mapping to using Big Data, this is the ultimate Customer Experience manual for businesses, whatever the size of your company. Split into two parts, you’ll discover: • Why customer experience is so important in business – and how it applies to you • How to use customer experience tools in your business – step by step guides on how to use CX metrics and how to learn from them Alongside the theory and practical how-to guidance, there will be a range of examples of ‘thinking differently’ about everyday situations to engage the reader. Plus, with case studies from International Companies, readers will discover not only what works well but also the hard lessons they have learned. The Customer Experience Book shows you how to understand, measure and improve customer experience in your business, whatever your level.

Engage!, Revised and Updated

The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web

Author: Brian Solis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118072790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 3290

The ultimate guide to branding and building your business in the era of the Social Web—revised and updated with a Foreword by Ashton Kutcher Engage! thoroughly examines the social media landscape and how to effectively use social media to succeed in business—one network and one tool at a time. It leads you through the detailed and specific steps required for conceptualizing, implementing, managing, and measuring a social media program. The result is the ability to increase visibility, build communities of loyal brand enthusiasts, and increase profits. Covering everything you need to know about social media marketing and the rise of the new social consumer, Engage! shows you how to create effective strategies based on proven examples and earn buy-in from your marketing teams. Even better, you'll learn how to measure success and ROI. Introduces you to the psychology, behavior, and influence of the new social consumer Shows how to define and measure the success of your social media campaigns for the short and long term Features an inspiring Foreword by actor Ashton Kutcher, who has more than 5 million followers on Twitter Revised paperback edition brings the book completely up to date to stay ahead of the lightning fast world of social media Today, no business can afford to ignore the social media revolution. If you're not using social media to reach out to your customers and the people who influence them, who is?

The Future of Branding

Author: Rajendra K. Srivastava,Gregory M. Thomas

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9351503178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 492

View: 569

New ideas change the world. From social movements to scientific discovery the power of an idea is to reshape the world, who we are, and how we live. Changes in the increasingly dynamic competitive environment require a focus on what should be done, not just what is currently done. The inspiration for this book is to provide an outlet for cogent ideas that will help managers build and maintain brands in the future marketplace. Written by the leading minds management from around the globe who are redefining best practices in managing brands, It examines the future of branding on key concepts including brand performance management, brand strategy, brand building, revitalizing brands, brand valuation, brand analysis, brand protection, and brand experience. The all-star team includes: Martin Roll, Kevin Lane Keller, Don E. Schultz, Bernd Schmitt, Jean-Noel Kapferer, , V. Kumar, Bharath Rajan, Lluis Martinez-Ribes, Shi Zhang, Jean Yannis Suvatjis, Leslie de Chernatony, Vanessa M. Patrick and Henrik Hagtvedt, Gregory M Thomas, Jeffrey Parkhurst Srinivas Reddy, Anupam Jaju, Werner Reinartz, Jeffery Andrien, Paul Benoit, Philip C Zerrillo, Cem Bahadir, and Rajendra K Srivastava.

Experience Design

Concepts and Case Studies

Author: Peter Benz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472571096

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 1219

How can we design better experiences? Experience Design brings together leading international scholars to provide a cross-section of critical thinking and professional practice within this emerging field. Contributors writing from theoretical, empirical and applied design perspectives address the meaning of 'experience'; draw on case studies to explore ways in which specific 'experiences' can be designed; examine which methodologies and practices are employed in this process; and consider how experience design interrelates with other academic and professional disciplines. Chapters are grouped into thematic sections addressing positions, objectives and environments, and interactions and performances, with individual case studies addressing a wide range of experiences, including urban spaces, the hospital patient, museum visitors, mobile phone users, and music festival and restaurant goers.

Building a StoryBrand

Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen

Author: Donald Miller

Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership

ISBN: 0718033337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9436

New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach readers how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses. Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides readers with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching readers the seven universal story points all humans respond to; the real reason customers make purchases; how to simplify a brand message so people understand it; and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media. Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.

Sprint

How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150112174X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 623

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.

Sales Enablement

A Master Framework to Engage, Equip, and Empower A World-Class Sales Force

Author: Byron Matthews,Tamara Schenk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119440297

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7682

Put buyer experience and selling resources front-and-center to boost revenue Sales Enablement is the essential guide to boosting revenue through smarter selling. A thorough, practical introduction to sales enablement best practices, this book provides step-by-step approaches for implementation alongside expert advice. In clarifying the sales enablement space and defining its practices, this invaluable guidance covers training, content, and coaching using a holistic approach that ensures optimal implementation with measureable results. Case studies show how enablement is used effectively in real-world companies, and highlight the essential steps leaders must take to achieve their desired sales results. Smarter buyers require smarter selling, and organizations who have implemented enablement programs attain revenue goals at a rate more than eight percent higher than those that do not. This book provides a 101 guide to sales enablement for any sales professional wanting to enhance sales and boost revenue in an era of consumer choice. Understand sales enablement and what it can do for your company Implement enablement using techniques that ensure sustainable, measureable performance impact Adopt proven best practices through step-by-step advice from experts Examine case studies that illustrate successful implementation and the impact of sales enablement on revenue Consumers are smarter, more connected, and more educated than ever before. Traditional sales strategies are falling by the wayside, becoming increasingly less effective amidst the current economic landscape. Companies who thrive in this sort of climate know how to speak to the customer in their own terms, and sales enablement keeps the customer front-and-center by providing sales people with the resources buyers want. Sales Enablement provides a scalable, sales-boosting framework with proven results.

Design Meets Disability

Author: Graham Pullin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262162555

Category: Design

Page: 341

View: 7851

How design for disabled people and mainstream design could inspire, provoke, and radically change each other.