Experience DesignA Framework for Integrating Brand, Experience, and Value
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.
Introduction 1 Context 13 Thinking about Design 16 Thinking about Business 38 Thinking about Change 50 Thinking about Experience Design 62 Frameworks and Tools 85 Brand Frameworks and Tools 88 Product/Service Frameworks and Tools 102 Customer Journey Framework 132 Putting It Together 166 Moving Forward 173 Getting Business to Act on Experience Design 178 Working with Vendors 196 Final Thoughts 209 Notes 213 Acknowledgments 219 Index 223
Patrick Newbery is the Chief Strategy Officer of Method, Inc. He uses his experience with strategy, brand, innovation, and design to develop the tools and frameworks that the company uses to shape client engagements. He lives in Berkeley and spends much of his free time trying to keep up with his two children. Kevin Farnham is the Chief Executive Officer of Method, Inc., where he is responsible for company strategy, global recruiting, and business development. His passion is for helping companies create truly great brands, products, and services through design. Over the course of the past two decades, he has worked directly with business leaders from companies such as Apple, BBC, Microsoft, MoMA, Nike, Google, and TED Conferences.
What will your customers experience today? Businesses thrive when they can engage customers. While many companies understand that design is a powerful tool for engagement, they lack the vocabulary, tools, and processes required to enable design to make a difference. Experience Design provides a new way for business and design to collaborate by explaining how to integrate brand, value, and customer experience to build engagement. You'll learn how to think about design as a system of interdependent processes and outcomes, and work with design partners more efficiently to create better quality experiences across the entire customer journey. A reference tool for both business leaders and designers, Experience Design will keep your team focused on what's most important. “Following in the footsteps of Walter Dorwin Teague's 1940 Industrial Design classic Design this Day, Newbery and Farnham's book defines a place for Experience Design in a world that is shifting from physical to digital. The duo's authoritative take on how experience designers knit together the fields of design and business shows how they relentlessly anticipate, intuit, model and create value for organizations of all kinds. Experience Design both brings about a new level of understanding and asserts the value of this rapidly evolving field.” —John Maeda, President, Rhode Island School of Design