SurveyMonkey Product Design

Published on
January 23, 2021
SurveyMonkey Product Design - Steve Coppola

GetFeedback is a survey platform explicitly built to gather customer sentiment via easy-to-use surveys. Following SurveyMonkey's acquisition of GetFeedback in the fall of 2019, I worked with the product team to completely overhaul the user experience and interface of the web app.

This exercise involved planning for new product features made available to customers immediately and planning for longer-term direction for the product within the SurveyMonkey suite. Activities and highlights included:

  • Information architecture exploration against use cases and planned feature roadmaps
  • Interactive prototyping to explore potential navigation systems and interaction patterns and validating through usability studies
  • Created a detailed design system to serve as a foundation for the new UI
  • The complete user interface design of the app
  • Collaboration with business and leadership stakeholders throughout the engagement working with teams across North American and Europe
  • Iteration and exploration in response to internal and external feedback, optimizing specific UI elements
  • Tight collaboration with members of the product design and engineering teams to ideate and implement UI/UX enhancements

The challenge
In its former state, the UI lacked consistency and scalability. Developed over multiple versions, interface elements, and layouts shifted based on features or location within the app. These shortcomings contributed to the barriers and complexities that the product team faced when features and enhancements from the road map were considered for rollout.

Delivering success
Working with leadership, project managers, UX & product designers, and engineers, I quite literally built from the ground up with this project. Rather than a simple re-skinning, I began by exploring the foundational challenges users experienced with the current app and experimenting with various potential solutions.

Aside from the app UI, I worked with internal teams to plan, architect, and visualize key features like upgrade paths and plan usage. These are two areas of particular importance as they needed to facilitate conversion while not interfering with the core app functionality.

My end-to-end services helped the GetFeedback product achieve enormous gains with users through an early release program. During this period, early access users were asked to provide feedback on the new UI, navigation, and app structure. At the time of the writing of this case study, feedback from users has been overwhelmingly positive.

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