Customer Empathy Map
A Customer Empathy Map is a tool used when collecting data about customers to better understand your target customer base. An Empathy Map is best used at the start of a new project, or when redesigning a new product, service or even a website. They allow you to visualize customer needs, condense customer data into a clear, simple chart, and help you see what customers want — not what you think they want. By following this map, you can systematically find answers, without playing a guessing game.
When we look at empathy from a marketing perspective, we’re talking about putting ourselves into our customers shoes, to be able to understand their needs and wants better. And thus, deliver a product or service that not only meets but exceeds their expectations!
There are six key steps in a Customer Empathy Map that will allow you to collect important information about your ideal customer to be able to really understand them. The six different components you’ll consider are:
- What the customer thinks and feels
- What the customer hears
- What the customer sees
- What the customer says and does
- The customer’s pains
- The customer’s gains
Complete the activity and share with your fellow learners your experience using this tool.