Think you know your customers better than anyone else? You might be surprised. And it’s for this very reason that we incorporate design thinking into everything we do.
By definition, design thinking is a design methodology that is used to solve human-related problems. To put that another way, design thinking is not about creating a brand and making it irresistible, or even about creating the very best product. Instead, it’s a systematic approach to problem-solving that enables us to create new and innovative ways of speaking to, and interacting with, customers.
Design thinking is far more than just marketing. It goes beyond traditional marketing methods and focuses on empathising with the customer and creating enthralling engagement programs and second-to-none customer experiences.
Our design thinking process involves five stages. Firstly, we endeavour to empathize with your customers in a range of situations. Then, we approach problem-solving by defining core problems, and ideate by generating better solutions. We then imagine ideal user experiences, and create and test solutions based on these.
Putting your customers at the centre of everything we do, we can incorporate design thinking to create experiences for them.
So much marketing is product-first, customers later. Design thinking uses specific methodologies to flip that idea on its head, and incorporate customer problems and preferences at every stage.
Design thinking helps us create experiences that ensure every customer interaction is a memorable one.
Design thinking shifts perspectives from the needs of the business to the needs of the customer.
Doing so enables us to truly understand the problems that your product and services are solving for your customers, and centre our approach on creating digital experiences to facilitate solving those problems.
Design thinking enables us to go beyond assumptions and, importantly, also beyond the data to truly understand the pain points of your customers.
When it comes to the root cause of customer problems, design thinking is about a complete reset. It enables us to throw out old assumptions and look beyond obfuscations to learn, from the customer themselves, what they truly need and want, and what might be getting in their way from an experience perspective.
What issues do your customers face on an everyday basis? What motivates them? What terrifies them? How might these needs change over time?
Design thinking helps us answer all of these questions, and incorporate the answers into every touchpoint and every interaction with the customer, enabling seamless experiences.
Design thinking methodology helps us go beyond assumptions, marketing tactics and gimmicks, and enables us to put your customer at the centre of everything you do.
From empathising with customer problems, to designing memorable experiences that solve those very problems, design thinking shifts perspectives and enables us – and you – to put yourself in the shoes of your customers, and create memorable experiences that lift engagement and ultimately impact your bottom line.