Engage a Design Partner: What’s stopping you?

2019-02-03T23:03:33+00:00

Design is still a new approach to problem-solving in many organisations. Engaging a Design Partner will kick-start your program, so what's the secret to ensuring your first engagement is successful? In a recent round of research with 3rdView clients a fascinating insight emerged... it is actually really difficult to engage a Human-Centred Design (HCD) Partner. Many research participants told us they were only successful after showing fierce determination within their organisation that HCD was a necessary and critical part of their response to a challenge they were facing. If you’re looking to introduce a partner to help shape your organisations HCD journey, [...]

Engage a Design Partner: What’s stopping you?2019-02-03T23:03:33+00:00

Queensland CX Trends 2019

2019-01-07T00:47:00+00:00

  A new year… fresh opportunities, a sense of optimism, and a chance to regroup, and reset priorities. We could do this any time of year, but there’s something about the Australian summer that means we seem to draw a clear and fresh line in the sand – pardon the pun! As 2019 kicks off, it’s worth thinking about what lies ahead for our organisations, our customers, and our staff. As leaders in customer experience design in Queensland, 3rdView has looked at the trends in our community, and have identified three that we think will shape the customer experience landscape [...]

Queensland CX Trends 20192019-01-07T00:47:00+00:00

Apple… is it time to break up?

2018-11-04T00:56:23+00:00

Apple hit my customer experience sweet spot, then broke it. Was it down to poor customer experience redesign? Is your new offering destroying the very value that won your customers in the first place? The situation… I’ll never forget Father’s Day 2004… Not only was it my first Father’s Day with the arrival of my son Lucas a few months earlier, I also received my first ever father’s day present, an iPod from my wife. It was my first Apple product. As a huge music fan, and a faithful Walkman and Discman user over the years, the iPod was a [...]

Apple… is it time to break up?2018-11-04T00:56:23+00:00

Flip your perspective, not the bird!

2018-11-04T00:57:30+00:00

"Who cares what I think? Especially when it comes to hearing my side of a road rage story." Well that is what I figured when I was nearly run off a suburban road by a ute full of tradies. They didn’t care for my opinion. They just yelled at me for being in their way. So, rather than yell my opinion at them, I flipped my perspective and found a more powerful result. Let me set the scene … I was riding my bicycle on my usual path to work. It is only a 15 minute ride. I’m not a slipstream MAMIL [...]

Flip your perspective, not the bird!2018-11-04T00:57:30+00:00

From customer-phobic to Customer-focused!

2016-06-14T02:45:05+00:00

Are you arachnophobic, agoraphobic or acrophobic? If not, you’ll certainly know someone who is. Fearing spiders, crowded places and heights is not always a bad thing as each of these has an inherent aspect of danger. A phobia is an unhelpful anxiety or fear of a situation or thing. If you are scared of something and it can harm you; that is a good thing. If the fear is present, but the danger is not, such as seeing pictures of spiders or approaching the window in a skyscraper, that is unhelpful and hence, is a phobia. What is Customer Phobia? [...]

From customer-phobic to Customer-focused!2016-06-14T02:45:05+00:00

Customer Insights – are your beliefs holding you back?

2016-03-03T04:09:47+00:00

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said 'faster horses'.” - Henry Ford The notion that ‘customers don’t know what they want’ is an idea derived from this quote. However, unfortunately the statement it is too frequently misquoted and misunderstood. Henry Ford never actually expressed those famous words. However, if he had, the statement is in fact correct- people find it difficult to imagine and articulate something truly innovative. A problem arises when this quote is used as ammunition against gathering customer insights and customer centricity. Equally harmful to the case for customer insights, are organisations [...]

Customer Insights – are your beliefs holding you back?2016-03-03T04:09:47+00:00

No Parking? No stress.

2014-04-28T01:54:12+00:00

It can be easy to focus on the poorly designed experiences, but every so often something comes along that makes you realise that companies just might be using customer insights to develop innovative new products and services.  Take ‘Secure-a-Park’ for example. One of the great benefits of being a Consultant is that I get to work with many different clients.  This also means that some days I’m racing in between the City and suburbs to get to meetings – bringing the challenge of city parking in to the equation.   Depending on the time available I might try and find a [...]

No Parking? No stress.2014-04-28T01:54:12+00:00

Keep your shirt on!

2014-04-28T01:58:37+00:00

Not all customer needs are created equal. Some are 'nice to have', while others are really 'showstoppers' that can make all the difference between brand loyalty and a customer looking for a new provider. Do you know what matters most to your customers? Do your products and services meet that need? If not, how are you gathering the customer insights that will make the difference? When it comes to business shirts there is one need I have that seems to be particularly hard to find. I prefer cotton as I inherited my father's sensitive skin, and it breathes better in [...]

Keep your shirt on!2014-04-28T01:58:37+00:00