August 14th, 2012
In today’s UIEtips, Chris Risdon shares what an experience map is and the five elements that make them useful. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
I almost always apply five critical components that make an experience map useful. And when I say useful, I’m thinking of two key criteria: First, it can stand on its own, meaning it can be circulated across an organization and doesn’t need to be explained, framed or qualified. Like others, we make our experience maps large, often greater than five feet long. They’re meant to engender a shared reference of the experience, consensus of the good and the bad.
Second, it’s clearly a means to something actionable—ideally something to design around—and not an end in and of itself. A good experience map feels like a catalyst, not a conclusion.
Read the full article, Anatomy of an Experience Map
Learn more about mapping your user experience
Join Chris at our next UIE Virtual Seminar on August 30. Chris will show you how to orchestrate touchpoints and their channels through experience maps. Learn more about his webinar, Mapping the User Experience.Tweet