UI/UX Team OKR Examples

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    There is constant discussion in the tech circles around the world on the UX and UI of a product or a website. UX design refers to the term, User Experience Design whereas UI refers to User Interface Design. Simply put the User Experience Design, is the process of enhancing customer satisfaction by making the product easy to use. User Interface Design, on the other hand, is the look and feel, the presentation and interactivity of a product.

    Both elements are crucial to a product and work closely together. A great product experience starts with UX followed by UI.

    While some elements of design are subjective, there are several elements that are quantifiable. Being a great UX/UI designer goes beyond creative talent, and depends on the quality of deliverables, ability to set proper expectations, willingness to help others on the team, and continuous learning.

    As with any other area of work the UX/UI personnel to require OKRs to help align their work with the strategic initiatives of the Company.

    Why OKRs For Design Teams:

    Goals are a transparent agreement on workload and priorities. Shared goals with cross-functional teams help to keep track of a work in progress and avoid duplication. Additionally, defined goals help designers get credit for work.

    For a product designer, most of the OKRs and their measurables fall into the following types:

    1. Increase revenue: Revenue is a direct proportion of visibility and share of voice in the market. Revenue generated via a strong marketing mix is said to be sustaining and long-lasting.
    2. Generate leads: Leads is a real-time measurement of marketing effectiveness for the top of the funnel activity. Once a lead qualifies as being high-quality it becomes a marketing qualified lead (MQL)
    3. Reduce churn: Churn is a negative metric for a company as it means customers are leaving dissatisfied. Marketing’s role is to understand why and then solve that problem.
    4. Improve brand recall: The marketing department, via repetition and targeted ads, can increase brand recall via logo, branding or social media for example. Higher the brand recall, higher the chance that a customer will remember you when they require that particular service.
    5. Launch new products/solutions: Product marketing teams are given this responsibility to ensure that existing customers know of new launches and at the same time, new ones are brought into the funnel.
    6. Build a community: If you are aiming to be a well-known brand, you have to build a set of people around your product or service who are not just loyal but also have an affinity towards your brand.

    Sample OKRs For UX/UI Teams

    Objective – Research, Analyze And Understand What Our Users And Non Users Really Think?

    Key Result 1: Conduct 30 web-based user testing sessions on old and new users

    Key Result 2: Achieve a Net Promoter Score (NPS)* of 9.0(* NPS is an index that measures the willingness of customers to recommend a Company’s products or service to others. It is used as a proxy to gauge customer satisfaction and brand loyalty)

    Objective – Design Product As Per Client’s Requirements

    Key Result 1:Create a design brief in the first quarter of ____(year) to match atleast 90% of customer requirement
    Key Result 2: Modify draft after discussion with customer and get an approval at the end of the first quarter

    Key Result 3: Launch Beta version of the product by 3rd quarter


    Objective – Create A Design Prototype By The End Of Q2

    Key Result 1: Prepare checklist of requirements
    Key Result 2: Ensure the tools being used for creation are advanced (Compare with market leaders)
    Key Result 3: Give weekly reports to get constant feedback and incorporate changes if any

    Key Result 4: Maintain log of all steps including modifications if any

    Objective – Redesign And Relaunch The Landing Page By The End Of Q3

    Key Result 1: Run tests at the end of every week on existing landing page to understand and resolve issues
    Key Result 2: Maintain a record of results at the end of each week
    Key Result 3: Present final redesign to project manager for approval one week before deadline

    Key Result 4: User test page prototypes to be tested by atleast 10 people

    Objective – Successfully Launch Version X Of Our Product

    Key Result 1: Get _____(number) of signups with demo of version X
    Key Result 2: Achieve sign up to trial ratio of over 25% as compared to previous version

    Key Result 3: Achieve trial to paid ratio of over 50% as compared to previous version

    Objective – Improve Performance Of Design Team

    Key Result 1: Conduct quarterly training sessions to optimize performance of the team
    Key Result 2: Install new /update design software to reduce design time

    Key Result 3: Maintain a record of all bottlenecks causing delay in delivery time

    Objective – Support Marketing And Sales With Design Deliverables

    Key Result 1: Provide 10 infographic slide sets
    Key Result 2: Provide 10 product and support PDF documents

    Key Result 3: Provide atleast 1 demonstrative session onsite before launch

    Objective – Promote The Design Team As A Model One

    Key Result 1: Apply for 5 external design competitions
    Key Result 2: Publish 2 open source UX/UI papers
    Key Result 3: Conduct a monthly designer meetup and maintain minutes of the same

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