Help your team develop a better understanding of your customer with an empathy map template
With author and founder Dave Gray’s empathy map template, your team will create better customer experiences through empathic design thinking and organizational decision making.
You don’t need to start from scratch. Use Dave Gray’s empathy map template, featured in the Stanford D School curriculum and Harvard Business Review, to:
- Better understand customers, stakeholders, teammates, and more
- Reconsider the needs of your customers
- Design products that suit the needs of your customers
How to use
Step 1: Define your goals
Identify the subject of your empathy map and their goal—an observable behavior.
Step 2: Work your way clockwise around the canvas
Clarify your customer’s observable behavior: “Seeing,” “Saying,” “Doing,” and “Hearing.” Walk a mile in your subjects’ shoes, and imagine their experience.
Step 3: Focus on what your subject thinks and feels
Pay special attention to pains and gains to identify motivating factors that will help your team approach company goals.
At the end of your workshop, your team will have a clearer picture of your customers’ needs and the basis for an action plan with empathy and emotional intelligence at the forefront.