Results still forthcoming. Analysis taking longer than expected and my “free time” keeps getting eaten up with other things. Luckily, I have both the day off today and childcare (that’s a magical sentence), so I’ll get through a chunk of a results report.
In the meantime, I thought I’d share a bit more I’ve learned about UX:
From multiple sources, from personal interactions to blogs and instructors, I’ve been steered toward the holistic perspective on UX (What is Holistic Design? - Interaction Design Foundation). Product users are not their isolated interactions with a singular product. We do, in fact, have full lives outside of using any product (no matter what Facebook or Google thinks ). So, User Experience also includes how a product fits in the bigger picture of a person’s broader life.
I think this is uniquely important to Pynk’s brand of collective investing. To be a community that operates in the interests of our collective values, beliefs, and financial interests, we must also understand those values and interests. Understanding the Pynkster culture will also contribute to the design of the product to enhance and evolve the culture and product simultaneously. This is the reason I’ve chosen to call this series of research projects “Crowd Experience.”
The “Getting to Know Us” section of this months survey was the first step in understanding the Pynk Crowd as a culture. Future projects will continue to contain some aspect of understanding ourselves as a group, rather than focusing solely on our experience with the Pynk product.
Thank you for your patience while I’m still writing up this month’s survey results!