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    Shamir Duverseau

    Data, Diversity, and Design

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    Does diversity in design make a difference? What key role does design play in this process? And if so, how do we measure this and tie it to meeting and exceeding business goals? These were some of the questions we tackled last month at the dmi: Diversity in Design conference in Washington D.C. In our session, and in this post, we explore how this understanding of human cognition squares with our roles as designers and digital strategists, including how and why digital experiences should reflect the realities of the diverse audiences for whom we are designing.

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    Is digital experience worth more than conversions?

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    Digital excellence is about the experience. Being a digital leader means shifting from a mindset of conversion rate optimization (CRO) to one of digital experience optimization (DXO). We’re not implying that conversions don’t matter but instead that a broader view is necessary. Growth-minded organizations must pay attention to each touchpoint between a customer and their…

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    2019 Panda Predictions

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    The new year is upon us and, if 2018 is any indication, we will likely see the world transform in ways big and small, including disruptions in culture, technology, and business. While we may not have a crystal ball, our smart pandas most certainly have some predictions for the world of digital marketing in 2019.…

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    3 Steps to Knowing Your Customers Better

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    According to NationalDayCalendar.com, Get to Know Your Customers Day is observed annually on the third Thursday of each quarter (January, April, July, October). It’s a day intended to encourage businesses to reach out to their patrons and get to know them better. Oh, you had no idea that today was Get to Know Your Customers…

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    10 Tips for Website “Redesigns” in 2018

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    It’s the start of a new year, which means everyone is making their resolutions—and already breaking them, too. To be honest, I am not a fan of resolutions. While I applaud the intent to set goals and meet them, the data shows that making one-time resolutions, for most of us, doesn’t work. As a digital…

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    What We Learned from Opticon ’17 — and Office Space

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    My colleagues and I recently returned from Optimizely’s annual conference, Opticon 2017, in Las Vegas. The focus of this year’s event was on building and scaling a culture of experimentation across teams, channels, products and device. The three-day conference was attended by more than 1200 executives, product managers, marketers, testing novices, experimentation gurus and developers. As…

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    4 Methods for Improving Conversion Rates

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    Conversion rate optimization— it’s a mouthful. It’s also a science and an art … and frankly, a lot of work. But few aspects of your digital marketing strategy are more important than this cumbersome term. Our crowd of friends at Wikipedia define conversion rate optimization (CRO) as, “a system for increasing the percentage of visitors…

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    3 Ways to Get More from A/B Testing

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    3 ways to maximize the value of your a/b testing platform “Why isn’t everyone doing this?” That was the overwhelming thought that went through my head the first time I was introduced to A/B testing almost a decade ago. Now, 10 years later, I am still in awe of the number of organizations that have…

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    A/B Testing: Can You Learn from a Mobile App Test Netflix Probably Didn’t Run?

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    Last week I heard a story on NPR revealing that Netflix has been reducing the speed and quality of its videos — a practice called throttling — for customers streaming them on AT&T and Verizon wireless networks.* A week after the carriers were accused of throttling video speeds on their networks, Netflix stepped forward to take…

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    Bring Your Brand into Alignment with a Digital Strategy

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    From your storefront to your social media pages to your CRM, no aspect of your company should be operating in a vacuum. Why? Because to consumers, your ads, database, website and storefront are one in the same. There are many touch points but just one brand. So what happens when these touch points are operating…

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