Let’s pretend you’re building a software product. Great! Any product of reasonable complexity is going to communicate with another computer type thing at some point. For an Internet enabled product that’s usually a server and a client, though it could also be a gigantic microservice architecture with dozens of components. Either way,…

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Getting Lean with the Experience Marketing Framework

The Experience Marketing Framework “aka” EMF (see the book Digital Sense) was designed to help organizations small and large drive a customer-centric business model that optimizes both reliability and innovation around your customer experience. Since many businesses have deployed some aspect of agile or lean business model design to their current process…

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Getting to Know You: Raphael Hyde, Product Designer

How long have you worked at Tallwave? I’ve been with Tallwave since August 2016. What is your favorite part of your current role? Well I dare say, for starters the design team (secretly referred to as “The Untouchables”) is the perfect balance of spirited, sassy, and smart, funky folks you ever did…

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Friction is Pain in the Customer Experience

Customer experience today is the fluid dynamic between two bodies in motion: your brand and your customer/prospect. As a brand you likely have invested significant amounts of time, energy, and resources (i.e. money) into a sales process, nurturing program, and engagement strategy to deepen and drive loyalty. In parallel your customer has…

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Future Proof Your Business for the Battleground of Customer Experience

Your business is vulnerable to disruption at any time, particularly if you’re not thinking about the customer experience. The era of relying on satisfied customers is long gone. Today organizations need to surprise, delight, and solve for moment-by-moment problems as the customer’s needs evolve over time. For those that don’t, it’s only…

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Customer Experience and Customer Journey Are Not the Same Thing

Customer experience and customer journey are the buzzwords-du jour as the business world (large and small) tackles the task of organization-wide digital transformation. In the last few years, other buzzwords like innovation, agile design, lean thinking, content marketing, and omni-channel marketing have made their way into the vernacular of nearly every entrepreneur…

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Customer Centric Product Design Must Consider “FORCES”

Marketing and technology teams are racing to align around customer experience in an effort to deliver optimal reliability, as well as innovation through the insights that occur while executing. More than ever, your product is your focus group in today’s customer-centric, mobile-first economy. Regardless of your industry your ‘product’ centers around your…

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