Journey maps can help you gain empathy and identify opportunities to improve the experience.
There’s no easy way to understand your customer experience, but journey maps can help you gain empathy and identify opportunities to improve the experience.
What are journey maps?
Customer Journey Maps are visual representations of a customer’s experience.
By mapping the customer journey, you can uncover insights and pain-points, which makes it easier to prioritise improvements.
What you need
An effective customer journey map includes:
- Stages – the level of engagement with your brand
- Touchpoints – when a customer interacts with your brand
- Stories – what they experience at each touchpoint
- Emotions – how they feel throughout the journey
- Activities – how they interact with your brand
Before you start:
- First interview your customers and observe their behaviours
- Determine the customer journey stages for your business
- Understand your customer persona, their goals and desires
Then, plot your journey with a design and collaboration tool:
- Miro — The online collaborative whiteboard platform to bring teams together, anytime, anywhere.
- MockFlow — Online whiteboard for brainstorming user interfaces with your team
- Canva — Canva makes it easy to create professional designs and to share or print them.
- LucidChart — Lucidchart is the intelligent diagramming application that brings teams together to make better decisions and build the future.
- LucidSpark — The virtual whiteboard that connects teams so they can bring their best ideas to life