Open Group is a computer engineering and digital services company that supports companies and organizations in their industrial and digital transformation. Their 100% integrated IT and digital offer covers the entire value chain of digital companies, from digital marketing to big data, cloud, security and web development. We were asked to completely reframe and reshape this first digital services e-commerce platform, its strategy and global experience. We have also supported OPEN in the revision the positioning of the platform and make its service offering more complete and easier to access.
My role in this project was to work on the entire product life-cycle, from strategy to design and launch. My main mission on this project was :
- Conduct design and product management activities with strategists : conceptual thinking and ideation workshops, interviews, test sessions and daily scrums.
- Set up and reconfigure the UX process all the way through the product development.
- Produce and present UX assets to the client.
- Elaborate the roadmap, project schedules, organize sprints and ressource plans managing the production team (creatives + developers).
- Pilot and track project budgets, costs, progress and delivery.
The first version of their website and value proposition didn’t resonate with the target audiences, affecting visits, conversion rates and growth . The global experience and journey was yet to be improved, resulting in confusion during product research and selection, with inadequate methods of classification, visualization, and contact. They needed a radical change.
Reviewing the presentation of the business offers was the first task on our roadmap. The objective was to clearly display all offers and services so the customer can easily find the skills and qualifications to overcome their technical challenges. The objective of this platform was to provide direct access to all Group competencies and connect customers with experts who know how to find a tailored answer to the customer’s needs (business lines, expertise, missions, etc.).
I started with an iterative approach, crafting low-fi to high-fi wireframes and reviewing each version with experts. These sketches allowed me to get a general idea of what the interface would look like and work my way up to building high-fidelity wireframes on Sketch. The main objectives were as follows:
To facilitate the discovery of job profiles, we have chosen to set up an autocompletion system on the title fields by indexing the various contents of the product pages as well as adding a weighted tag system that can handle synonyms and cross sell. The set up tool allows for both reporting of results according to their relevance and measuring and analyzing the research carried out by users (table, statistics of trends and research, etc.).
For the first objective of lead generation, we have set up to three points of contact according to the needs of the prospect and data collected during the user research: recall, request via a single page (CTA), cross-functional entry of specific request. During the first review of the initial platform, we identified opportunities that would ensure a better experience for users. The review successfully secured funding for a UX boost that was based on three main ideas.