Insight gained from research is used to create artefacts (eg personas, user journeys) that inform the design of services, applications, tools, and assets.
Using an iterative process, alternating design activities with evaluation, we deliver services, applications, tools, or assets that serve business needs and delights customers.
| 8th February 2017
When we talk about customers as experts in healthcare, what we’re really talking about are clinicians. Experts in diagnosis, treatment and clinical care (HCPs) and experts as those who experience the medical condition in their own personal context (patients). Head of Customer Experience Elisa del Galdo talks through how the evolution of the relationship between HCPs and patients is changing the role of the expert in healthcare.
| 18th January 2017
Content Marketing Manager Liz Inskip interviews Neil Maiden of City, University of London, about his work developing mobile technology solutions for residential dementia care, and what the challenges facing innovators in this therapy area are.
| 8th June 2016
Senior Associate Consultant Frances Hendry and Senior Customer Experience Consultant Peter Timmer take a closer look at why audience segmentations usually fail, and how you can make your segmentation actionable so that it can deliver real commercial value.
| 31st May 2016
In this article, Customer Experience Consultant Peter Timmer talks through what it means to design with empathy for the customer, and why it produces better products and services for pharma and healthcare.
| 25th May 2016
Good user experience (UX) design considers how people feel about products and services and caters for their needs – and space design works exactly the same way. In this article, Consultant Anna Tamasi highlights the key considerations and best practices for spatial design from a user experience design perspective.
| 12th May 2016
In this article, Head of Customer Experience Elisa del Galdo talks us through how market and customer research differ, and in which situations you would use one over the other.
| 6th May 2016
It's not easy to design solutions that meet the needs of a wide range of business and customer stakeholders in healthcare and pharma. Adopting a user-centred methodology, however, can help us to define the problem, design the solution, and deliver engaging assets. Stuart Goodman and Anna Tamasi use an eDetail example to show us how.
| 7th March 2016
Within the pharma and healthcare industry, the introduction of a user-centred approach that incorporates best practice user experience research and design is still rare. Often the world of user experience (UX), its activities, methods, and deliverables are not well understood within this industry.
In this article, Head of Customer Experience Elisa del Galdo breaks down how to understand the return on investment of user experience methodology.
| 7th March 2016
Not all organisations are in a position to look at maturity – for some, there’s still a pressing question that needs answering: Why does content need a strategy?
In this article, Content Marketing Manager Liz Inskip and guest blogger Adwoa Baah explain how having a documented strategy for content creation, distribution, management, and governance will empower your brand teams and create organisational efficiencies.
| 26th February 2016
In healthcare, customer journey maps can be very complex due to the fact that healthcare systems are often convoluted and extensive. This creates a web of interconnected touchpoints and interdependent stakeholders that is too cluttered and difficult to use.
In 2016, it’s time to update our model for the customer journey. Customer Experience Consultant Anna Tamasi talks us through the future of journey mapping.
| 15th February 2016
Healthcare is not a consumer-driven market where we can assume that patient-centred innovations will automatically influence adoption within doctor communities. In this article, Customer Experience Consultant Anna Tamasi highlights the most common usability and user experience implications that the digitalisation of healthcare poses on doctors' professional lives.
| 15th September 2015
Traditionally, we look at the environment of the patient with the patient in the centre of a circle of healthcare professionals, carers, institutions or clinics, and sometimes services. Elisa del Galdo takes us through a better way to look at patient-centricity: with the patient’s journey at the centre.
| 2nd July 2015
Head of Customer Experience Elisa del Galdo talks through the key considerations for pharma companies when designing and delivering digital patient services from a customer experience perspective.
| 28th May 2015
Following her previous piece on patient medical non-adherence, Head of Customer Experience Elisa del Galdo takes a look at the different patient personas that emerge during the diagnosis and treatment pathway. Download her sketchnote of the three personas and read about how to design services for unengaged patients.
| 18th May 2015
Recent research from the World Health Organisation and the Mayo Clinic on the impact of (and influences on) a patient’s ability to adhere to their treatment regime has shown that an astounding amount of patients do not follow or complete their treatment as prescribed. Head of Customer Experience Elisa del Galdo looks at the factors around patient non-adherence and how pharma can help to solve the problem.
| 28th April 2015
Martine Leroy and Elisa del Galdo break down what customer experience research is, and why it’s important for pharma companies to employ it in the development of customer-centric products and services.
| 30th March 2015
One of the predictions we made in early 2015 was around wearables: “Wearable tech will play an even more integral role in the collection of aggregated patient data to help identify disease trends, predict treatment outcomes and improve future diagnoses. What we anticipate seeing more of in 2015 is a closer integration between the wearable device and how it feeds information to various sources.”
Account Executive Stuart Goodman takes a look at this prediction and provides an analysis of where wearables are heading.
| 25th November 2014
Two weeks ago we were at the 2014 Festival of Marketing in London's Tobacco Dock. We enjoyed two days of talks focusing on marketing strategies, customer experience, multichannel marketing, brand marketing, creative techniques, data and analytics, social media, storytelling and content, insight, personalisation, and B2B marketing.
| 8th September 2014
Although most companies have espoused the Multichannel Marketing concept, the pharma industry still presents considerable scope for developing and optimising the promotional mix. Deidre Coleman from EyeForPharma sat down with Managing Consultant James Atherton to discuss.
| 10th July 2014
Businesses should be investing both time and resource into ensuring that their digital assets comply with web accessibility standards. Inclusive design has to consider the UX story for users of all abilities, across all platforms. Read on for more on accessibility and inclusive design.
| 1st July 2014
After years of “product-centricity”, pharmaceutical companies have realised it is time to shift focus to customer experience; providing customers with what they want, how they want it, and when they want it. Read more for an overview of the customer-centric approach.
| 21st October 2013
An overview of the simple rules that the Government Digital Service used to develop the new gov.uk website - a user-centred approach to creating a joined-up digital service to serve a diverse population. (From their Festival of Marketing 2013 talk.)