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What the Frik: Finding & Fixing Friction in User Experiences – Seattle Interactive Conference

October 16, 2018 Running time: 0 44 16

Tim Mehta – Seattle Interactive Conference – “What the Frik: Finding & Fixing Friction in User Experiences”

Friction is anything that removes a user from the natural flow of the expected experience. There comes a point where we are so familiar with our own designs and UX that we can’t always see where the friction is.

In this talk, Portent’s Analytics Strategist Tim Mehta illustrates principles from Nielsen Norman Group and other pioneers of UX to lay out an easy framework for marketers to find and eliminate friction across the board. From the innocuous and unintended forms of friction, to the downright deceptive.

In this video replay, marketers learn how to create happier users and higher conversion-rates at the same time, as well as:

  • How companies like Dropbox and Freshbooks are falling short at critical moments in their funnel
  • How manipulation for the sake of conversion can directly harm your business
  • How strategically adding friction can also improve a user’s experience.

Tim Mehta

Senior Optimization Strategist
Senior Optimization Strategist

Tim is the senior optimization strategist at Portent, responsible for running tests and evaluations of client websites in order to increase conversion rates through an improved user experience. He is passionate about UX, and has spoken on the topic at various conferences and in multiple publications. Tim's philosophy is centered on the idea that by putting the user's needs before your own, you will create a more sustainable long-term relationship with them. When not optimizing websites, you can find Tim pursuing his other passion: avocado toast.

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