Tag Archives: emotion

Go deep into your customers’ lives and immerse yourself in their world

“By going deep into our customers’ lives and closely observing their behaviors, you can wow them when you address needs that they’d never be able to articulate. By immersing yourself in the customer’s wider world of emotion and culture, you can wow them by attuning the offering to practical needs and dimensions of delight that normally go unfulfilled.” - Subject to Change by Peter Merholz, Brandon Schauer, David Verba, and Todd Wilkens

“By going deep into our customers’ lives and closely observing their behaviors, you can wow them when you address needs that they’d never be able to articulate. By immersing yourself in the customer’s wider world of emotion and culture, you can wow them by attuning the offering to practical needs and dimensions of delight that normally go unfulfilled.” – Subject to Change by Peter Merholz, Brandon Schauer, David Verba, and Todd Wilkens

Be sure to pick up Subject to Change by four members of Adaptive Path.  This book describes how businesses can use customer experiences to inform and shape the product development process.

Provide an experience that is useful, usable, desirable, and differentiated

“Provide an experience that is both useful, usable, desirable, and differentiated and you will create demand for your brand and delight your customers.” - David Armano

“Provide an experience that is both useful, usable, desirable, and differentiated and you will create demand for your brand and delight your customers.” – David Armano

Read David’s article “Creating Compassionate Designers” here.

Create experiences that emotionally engage your customers

“Choice-fatigued consumers are not looking for another product that hasn't taken their true needs and desires into consideration. They are looking for companies in which to believe and give their allegiance. They are looking for experiences that cater to their deep-seated desires. This type of engagement requires much more than the latest technological breakthrough: It requires emotional engagement.”  - Sohrab Vossoughi

“Choice-fatigued consumers are not looking for another product that hasn’t taken their true needs and desires into consideration. They are looking for companies in which to believe and give their allegiance. They are looking for experiences that cater to their deep-seated desires. This type of engagement requires much more than the latest technological breakthrough: It requires emotional engagement.”  – Sohrab Vossoughi

Read Sohrab’s BusinessWeek article “It’s All About Experience” here.

What it means to be a compassionate designer

\

“What exactly does it mean to be a compassionate designer? It means doing things that help us not only understand, but relate to the users we design for. To feel for them. To put ourselves in their shoes, even if our own lives are totally opposite from them. Sound simple? It is. You just have to do it.” – David Armano

Another great one from David. Read his article on Creating Compassionate Designers for tips on how to develop compassion for our users.

The little things really do matter

“We live in a world where the little things really do matter.  Each encounter no matter how brief is a micro interaction which makes a deposit or withdrawal from our rational and emotional subconscious.  The sum of these interactions and encounters adds up to how we feel about a particular product, brand or service.  Little things.  Feelings.  They influence our everyday behaviors more than we realize.” - David Armano

“We live in a world where the little things really do matter.  Each encounter no matter how brief is a micro interaction which makes a deposit or withdrawal from our rational and emotional subconscious.  The sum of these interactions and encounters adds up to how we feel about a particular product, brand or service.  Little things.  Feelings.  They influence our everyday behaviors more than we realize.” – David Armano

Check out David’s blog Logic+Emotion, my favorite UX related blog with amazing visuals