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Lafayette Colorado Web Design Company The Creative Alliance Offers Insight on UX and ROI in Latest Resource

July 15, 2022 Episode 214
KISS PR Brand Story Press Release Service Podcast
Lafayette Colorado Web Design Company The Creative Alliance Offers Insight on UX and ROI in Latest Resource
Show Notes

In today’s competitive business environment, it’s harder than ever to set your company apart from the competition. Product and service offerings are so similar in many cases that you’ve got to find an additional way to differentiate your business.

Increasingly, that differentiator is user experience (UX). UX is the feeling a customer or prospective customer has when interacting with your business through your website, products, services, and other means. The ease (or difficulty) of those interactions plays a significant role in shaping their opinion of your company.

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When people have a positive experience with your brand, your business benefits in many ways. That includes seeing more website conversions, increased customer satisfaction, and improved customer loyalty and retention. And, of course, these and other improvements increase your revenue.

Being Intentional About Improving UX Through Your UX Strategy

A positive user experience doesn’t happen by accident. To create it, you must have a UX strategy. That plan can address an individual product or service, a group of offerings, or your entire organization.

But regardless of the focus, your strategy is a carefully developed set of steps designed to improve your UX. Your vision of the improved “future state” of customer and prospect interactions determines these steps. And the plan is laid out with milestones and a deadline for completion of the entire project.

A UX strategy must also define the means for measuring improvement. Understanding the return on investment (ROI) of UX initiatives helps you determine whether and how to proceed with future UX projects. Simply “feeling like” customers and prospects are happier isn’t enough. You must be able to objectively measure your results and assess how successful a project was.

How UX Design Drove Positive Improvement for IBM

You might think a business icon like IBM doesn’t need to worry about user experience. But you don’t become a household name by ignoring what your customers want!

Big Blue uses a concept called “design thinking” to help it identify user pain points and design solutions that solve them effectively. A Forrester report says the company has these goals for design thinking:

  • Delight customers and increase profits by designing solutions that meet user needs
  • Identify and invest in the most impactful projects to reduce risk and improve outcomes
  • Slash time-to-market to dramatically reduce costs and gain a competitive advantage
  • Discover redundant or wasteful processes to streamline efficiency
  • Energize employees to be creative, collaborate, and do better work

The report includes information on a study Forrester conducted. That study found that: “IBM’s Design Thinking practice has the following three-year financial impact: $48.4 million in benefits versus costs of $12 million, resulting in a net present value (NPV) of $36.3 million and an ROI of 301%.”

There’s no guarantee that every business will experience an ROI of 301% on their UX initiatives. But that number should spark the imagination of anyone tasked with improving their company’s performance!

UX Research, Strategy, and Design Benefit Companies of All Sizes

Not every business can invest in UX research, strategy, and design to the degree that IBM does. However, there are many budget-friendly tactics that your business can employ to improve