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You’ve been told for a long time that a true eMarketing Company cannot make it without having a dedicated UX/UI Specialist for all your customer interfaces, so now you are considering getting one. Well, before you hire one, consider what you will actually use them for. Here are typically the primary reasons. 1) User Experience Design 2) Information Architecture 3) User Experience Analyst. Every company needs something a little different, but as EVERYBODY in your company should be focused on bringing a better User Experience to your Site, App, Digital Marketing Channel …it definitely helps to have someone dedicated around to making sure that every bodies pursuits are organized.
Below is a list of responsibilities that I prioritize when considering a UX Specialist.
- Full Site/Mobile App review and audit – Take advantage of a fresh set of eyes on EVERYTHING that your company does or sells. Have them go through all flows and funnels and detail the opportunities.
- Manage the current UX 1-N List: You must have a list of things you’ve been thinking about doing. Make sure that each of them now has justification and analytics on each of them so you know you are working on the right projects.
- Conduct User Testing: There are SO many ways to get feedback from customers. Make sure the services that you typically use are on the list of ways they can go compile data.
- Focus Groups
- Interviewing Employee relatives
- Face to Face Interviews
- Field Research
- Testing labs
- Detailed Analytics: This person has GOT to know how to tell stories with data. Once they have it, make sure they are…
- Providing weekly UX meeting to show high Level findings and results
- In depth funnel reporting
- Heatmaping readouts and shifts on the site
- Design Team Requests: They can’t do everything, so this person should be able to help provide Prototyping, Layouts, Wireframes, and whiteboard sessions based off of Analytics to make thier jobs even easier and reduce less guess work.
- Creating User Personas: Do you actually know who your customer base is? If not, UX should be able to help do this for you based off the data that you do have. It might need to combine Google Analytics with several other data points, but having your complete company on the same page about who your customer is, will benefit you in the long run.
- Customer Journey Map: Knowing the most important channels and methods that your most valuable customers get to your site is CRITICAL. Unleash thier ability to go look at customer logs, and attribution to allow them to tell you what journeys are the most valuable to the company. These stories are not easy if you are trying to find value, but they are so worth it for purposes of ROI, Attribution, and effective Digital Stride with your customers.