Often, we don’t have a clue what life is like for other people. That’s why relying on personal experience as a basis for creating and marketing products goes only so far. The only way we understand other people is by asking questions.
The days of viewing a product as a collection of features providing benefits to a customer are long over. With the increasing complexity of the world and the increasing sophistication of customers, companies are abandoning traditional ways of approaching product design. They're thinking about not just features and benefits but the experience a customer has when using a product or service.