We live in a world of new services. We are eating via Seamless or Blue Apron, streaming music on Spotify through Alexa, calling cars on Uber and Lyft. We Airbnb our homes; Netflix invades our TVs as we swipe on Tinder.
All these services all have several things in common:
- Usefulness : they answer a previously unmet user need.
- Usability : their digital UIs are easy to use.
- Overall user experience : the quality of these user experiences extends far beyond the traditional “UX” touchpoints of simply a website and mobile app. (Thus, when I say ‘user experience’ in this article, I am referring to the whole experience — not...