Website Planning Meeting
Some Tips To Get You Thinking...
The first step to creating an optimal user journey is to thoroughly understand your audience. What motivates them? What are their pain points? What do they value? Use tools like audience segmentation and personas to help in this understanding. Any design, feature or piece of content should cater to these insights, and be relevant, engaging and valuable to your users.
Your website should be logically organized and easy to navigate. From a psychological perspective, too many choices can lead to decision paralysis. It’s more effective to guide users along a simple, linear path that directs them towards the desired action. Make key actions evident and easy to access, and remember, a confused mind doesn’t buy.
In line with the psychology principle of cognitive fluency, users prefer websites where they intuitively know how to interact without much thought. Consistent design across all pages, familiar layouts, and predictable behaviours will enhance user comfort and trust in your site. For example, if your call-to-action is a particular colour or button shape, maintain this across your website.
Humans are driven by feelings. Emotionally resonant content can stir powerful responses that drive action. Use visuals, compelling narrative, influencer testimonials, or powerful microcopy to tug at your users’ heartstrings. A strong emotional association with your brand encourages user loyalty and motivation to convert.
Consumers often rely on the opinions of others when making decisions, a psychological concept known as social proof. Use customer testimonials, reviews, case studies, or even highlight your followers’ count to build credibility and trust in your brand. Seeing that other people have had positive experiences with your brand can create a powerful incentive for users to engage and convert.