2019 Main Conference Talk
Topic(s): collaboration, service design, and user research
We know a user experience focus improves sites, systems, services, products, places, and processes. However, when the UX is divorced from the overall CX (customer experience) even a great UX can lose its strength, its impact, its voice, its power, its income-generating potential, and even its self-worth. UXs and CXs are sometimes so disparate that the CX isolates the UX from its intended users.
It can be challenging to bring about a functional union between these Xs. It can seem downright impossible when these Xs are separated and siloed. How do we bring these often distant, sometimes warring Xs to the same table, focused on the same goals?
In this presentation, we will turn a user experience research lens on overall CX (customer experience) and learn to create a union between these Xs. By navigating the separations, opening paths between silos, negotiating cross-functional responsibilities and identifying shared goals, we can reduce the dysfunction and move beyond creating great user experiences, to delivering great customer experiences.
About the speaker(s)
Alesha Arp is a Senior User Experience Researcher whose work has informed the design of software platforms, digital and physical spaces, and business processes. At MIND Research Institute, her plate and heart are full with UX research, CX strategy, and impactful design of digital, physical, and experiential products for Kindergarten through High School students and educators.
Alesha has been an active member of this IA community as a participant, volunteer, and mentor. She first learned of this conference through her mentor, Adam Polansky, and her academic advisor, Dr. David Robins, while at Kent State University. Alesha earned her Master’s in User Experience Design, Information Architecture and Knowledge Management from KSU where she had the opportunity to learn from many of the thought leaders here at #IAC19.