Why Prototype?

Market tastes and product economics change quickly today, making it challenging for even well crafted digital experiences to stay relevant. A modern design and production process (ideation – design/build – testing) should be built on a foundation of prototyping. While in the past prototyping may have been considered an added expense, it’s now more affordable, approachable, and key to managing ongoing investments in digital.

 

Emerging Technologies To Watch

The iPhone is 10 years old. The App Store, once the driving engine behind innovation, is now boring. And in that time, your company has gone mobile. It’s fiddled with an app of its own. It’s optimized checkout flows, gone all in on social, and remember toying with that wearables idea? The point is: tech is looking less like the Wild West, and more like settled business on some fronts. For now at least. Out there looming are technologies that could upend various sectors once again. New digital experience models could change how consumers and businesses discover, shop, and use products, and reshape the perception of products, themselves. Here are a few of the next-gen technologies to keep an eye on to stay on your toes.

 

Retail Personalization Do’s & Don’ts

When done effectively, creating retail experiences driven by personalization can increase both conversion and customer satisfaction. Here are some rules for the road when planning and executing personalization efforts.

 

Building Beyond Bricks & Mortar

User-centered design principles can aid Financial Services companies looking to build beyond their bricks & mortar footprint. Products, processes, and systems need to be crafted through a customer-centric lens. This means adopting more of a Fintech mindset and culture, placing a premium on the digital customer experience and developing new business models. Here are four ways to apply user-centered design today.

 

Maximizing Creative Technology Investments

Financial Services companies are in the vanguard of investing in digital to improve customer experience and internal operations. Regulatory and compliance requirements can make managing these efforts more complex. Below are recommendations for simplifying and streamlining workflow to maximize return on creative technology investments.