The main audience for this page are potential enterprise customers; usually Product Managers, Marketing Managers, or C-level executives.
Exploring different ways to explain how Segment works.
First, I had to better understand who Segment could be for and how they help each use case. I spent time whiteboarding Segment features and my thoughts about how we could phrase the story.
From sketching and wireframing, a couple more problems were made clear. A wall of logos was contributing to making the page long, boring, and stunted the flow of the story. I also found that cohesive, large images were hard to source. If we wanted a particular imagery style, I’d have to reshoot or choose another solution.
Because marketing and UX can often have very different success metrics, I wanted to make sure that both teams felt accounted for and were excited about the end result. This began in the wireframe. I made sure everyone was happy with the direction here, before moving to visuals, so we could progress quicker.
Initially, I really wanted to highlight the users in a direct way by adding large profile imagery for the featured stories. This posed a problem when we were unable to attain cohesive imagery from several different customers and time constraints prevented us from capturing this imagery ourselves.
To compromise, and still maintain a user centric design, I adjusted the imagery back to a circular avatar they used elsewhere throughout the site, but made it more dominant within the section. I also focused on the copy. Phrases like “Meet Olga” and “You’re in great company” were ideas I implemented to speak more directly to the user.
In doing so, I am seeking to present current customers in a relatable, friendly way rather than solely as a selling point to add to a list.
Social proof tends to visually translate to a list of logos from a variety of recognizable or reputable companies that use and like you. It’s crucial to show, but how can we share this in a more appealing way?
A solution I was really excited about was within the preview frame of Segment’s video. It’s still the first thing you see and a quick list, but it reveals the people behind those brands and companies once you click “Play.”
As a potential customer, I need to know why I should invest in Segment. What other big companies have already done so? What it could potentially do for me? I also need to relate to the other customers that use it. Are their pain points similar to mine?
We began to talk about the difference between a case study and a customer story. I wanted to better represent the feeling of relief and support Segment provides by enabling teams to track and anaylize data easily.
One way I sought to accomplish this was by more prominently focusing on the faces of their customers. You can hear their tone in the video, but I also wanted to continue this tone throughout the page. I added images of customer offices as well to establish a fuller sense of the story; where these users are going daily.
The “Read our stories” section was meant to scale and eventually include a large number of customer stories. Marketing wanted to have a place to add more customer stories over time.
With a large list of tiles here, it may be easy to gloss over this section and not find something relevant to you. I wanted to be able to filter them by audience type and product feature so users could find something even if there were 20 or 30 stories.
These are the solutions that shaped the final design:
I sought to implement ideas that would achieve our goals in an efficient way. I’m looking forward to collecting data to see if we can better meet our balanced metric.