—Inspiration & Learning Through Video
Bringing the energy and enthusiasm of Salesforce's world-class events to an always-on video platform & multi-channel live streaming
Marketing teams often work quickly and with little resources in order to go to market with ideas and drive opportunity. This was the case with Salesforce Live, building a standalone landing page style website to host video of Salesforce's Dreamforce 2014 event. With the backing of a films-driven executive team, and off the heals of a multi-million dollar in-house video production studio, the team turned to the in-house Digital Creative team to revamp the experience. Improved tracking, a deeper strategy around organic traffic, and a more sustainable content strategy were all key pillars to turn the siloed, static experience into a digital embodiment of Salesforce's high energy in-person events.
Concept, strategize, pitch, and obtain stakeholder alignment and buy-in on new experiences and intelligent context-based journeys. Build advanced hi-fidelity prototypes using Invision, prototype interactions with HTML5/CSS3/jQuery, design compositions using Sketch and Photoshop, wireframe with Omnigraffle, coordinate test plans and design facilitation, and manage junior designers.
A new future for Salesforce's massive video library.
The Previous Experience
Felt like a landing page and heavily event-oriented – not the robust library with thousands of ever-changing videos that it truly is. The content was mostly static all year except the week of a major event, and was then focused on live experience that week and not the hundreds of other day a year before or after and event.
Not Indexable or Permalinked
Built with beautiful Ajax animations that hindered search engine indexing as well as deep-linking to detail pages meant oppotunities for building a true multi-funnel content machine to drive adoption.
Massive engineering efforts to produce degraded internationalized experiences. Mobile video viewing sub-optimal.
Confusing interface elements and navigation
Novel non-standard elements and labelling created confusion amongst users.
Not instrumented for measurement
KPIs were largely superficial at it's inception. We would bring behavioral measures and new business measures.
Strategy & Architecture
Strategy Partnership: Scaling the team
To scale efforts rapidly, we brought in and worked very closely with a strategy partner of ours to audit content.
Consolidated IA & Templating
User Experience & Interaction Design
Content drips throughout the day promote return visits, bring a freshness to the experience, and promote subscriptions
UX & Interaction Design
Examples of my iterative, rigorous, and collaborative design process - in various fidelities.
Different deliverables and artifacts for different stakeholders
Understanding the purpose a deliverable serves for an internal user is key. Execs, strategic partners, engineers, product, and fellow designers often have different goals and needs. I deliver various packages of materials as scope allows. In my experience, this clears paths for an initiative and builds trust and comradery along the way.
In-video promo and end-of video (in collaboration with animator)
Extending Salesforce's search experience with detailed specs deliverables and user stories.
Usability testing and Eyetracking
User testing was completed at various points in the process, with design iterations following each round. I worked closely with in-house researchers and research partners to develop test plans that could validate hypotheses for key features, comprehension, task completion, saliency and general usability. The results were also used to bolster additional buy-in and support with stakeholders and executives for prioritization of key features, release roadmapping, and overall to educate the value of a user-centered approach.