Shifting from product design to experience design

Product design involves the process of creating and developing physical products or services. It involves identifying customer needs and preferences, developing concepts and prototypes, and testing and refining the final product to ensure it meets the desired specifications and performance criteria.

Experience design, on the other hand, focuses on creating meaningful and memorable experiences for customers. This includes not only the physical product or service, but also the entire journey and interactions a customer has with a company, from initial awareness to post-purchase support.

Experience design considers all touchpoints a customer has with a company, including the website, marketing materials, customer service, and in-store or online shopping experience. It aims to create a cohesive and seamless experience that meets the needs and expectations of the customer and aligns with the brand’s values and messaging.

Shifting from product design to experience design involves considering the entire customer journey and focusing on creating value and emotional connections with customers, rather than just developing and selling a product. This often requires a more holistic and customer-centric approach to design, as well as an understanding of the emotions and behaviours of customers.

Successful experience design can lead to increased customer loyalty, positive word-of-mouth, and higher brand value.