Last Spring, Trone launched a national internet survey of home internet subscribers to find out how they understand their service, what activities they do online, what makes them frustrated and how they shop. The 980 respondents who completed the survey represented several classes of telecom providers—from the largest national home internet providers to much smaller regional providers.
Branding and user experience (UX) are often considered two separate disciplines that only coordinate occasionally—say when redesigning a website. However, at its core, UX is about understanding users and then designing helpful products that encourage positive experiences.
Brand accountability. Company transparency. Ethical business practices. Social awareness. As companies continue to hone which messages resonate with millennial consumers, or more importantly, which ones backfire, these trends are no longer what make companies stand out. They’re baseline requirements.
Getting to the heart of a brand story is rarely simple and is almost always an emotional process. A brand archetype informs not only the brand story, but also the brand behavior, marketing message tone and customer experience.
More and more people are talking about User Experience (UX) and how it can be a differentiator in a crowded marketplace or a selling point for B2B digital services. At its core, UX is about considering the needs of the people who will be using the product (website, app, etc.) you are designing and then going a step further and placing your users—not yourself or the CEO—at the center of the design process.