in 2017 I’ve worked with EY to develop a set of insurance focused customer vision journeys involving new technologies like fitness trackers, chatbots, AI and social rewards.
My role spanned from research, building up the story flows to prototyping (Flinto) into an interactive presentation. Here is a selection of the end result, around a bit of context for each one.
Story 1: Customer Service Intelligent Automation
Charles is a customer of ABC Insurance Co and has recently fallen into financial difficulties. After his bank notifies him that he has insufficient funds to pay his premium, he gets in contact with ABC via their mobile app to discuss what to do next. ABC's Al ChatBot, 'Abe', guides Charles through his options to keep his policy from lapsing and actions them immediately for him during their conversations.
Story 2: AI Chat Bot Life Insurance
Daniel is in the market for life insurance. Through an ABC Insurance Co banner ad, he starts talking to Abe, ABC's Al Chatbot. It offers to help Daniel with his choice resulting in the guided application and purchase of a term life insurance policy with additional riders.
Story 3: Lifestyle Pricing (Apple Watch)
With a a baby on the way, Nina is interested in a life insurance product that provides protection for her family and rewards her healthy lifestyle. She chats with Kevin, an ABC advisor, who helps her decide and apply.
Occupation: Healthcare worker
Location: London, UK
Nina is a 26-year-old healthcare worker from London who is currently pregnant with her first child. She is an avid exerciser and likes to stay active throughout her pregnancy. Nina is an Apple user and relies on her Apple Watch to track her workouts, monitor her heart rate, and stay connected with her friends and family.
Goals and Motivations:
Nina's main goal is to have a healthy pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby. She is motivated to maintain her exercise routine throughout her pregnancy and wants to make sure that she is getting enough rest and eating a healthy diet. Nina is also interested in learning more about childbirth and parenting to prepare for the arrival of her baby.
One of the main challenges Nina faces is finding the time to exercise and stay active while working long hours as a healthcare worker. She is also concerned about the safety of exercising during pregnancy and wants to make sure that she is not putting herself or her baby at risk. Additionally, Nina is worried about the cost of having a baby and wants to make sure that she is financially prepared for the expenses that come with a new baby.
Values and Fears:
Nina values health, family, and personal growth. She is determined to provide the best possible life for her child and believes that education and healthcare are important for achieving that goal. Nina's biggest fear is that something will go wrong during her pregnancy or delivery, and that she will not be able to provide for her child. She also worries about the impact that the pandemic may have on her baby and her family.
Nina is comfortable using technology and relies on her Apple Watch to track her workouts and monitor her health during her pregnancy. She also uses her iPhone to stay connected with her friends and family, and to research pregnancy and parenting topics.
Story 4: Lifestyle Rewards via fitness trackers
Lynn, an avid sportswoman, posts her excitement about her new fitness tracker to social media. 'Abe', ABC Insurance Co's AI Bot recognises this and notifies her of their lifestyle rewards program. After signing up and syncing her fitness tracker to their mobile app, ABC are informed of her healthy activity while she starts to accrue health points that she redeems for discounts and partner rewards.
Occupation: N/A (assumed)
Location: Manchester, UK
Lynn is a 36-year-old avid sportswoman who lives in Manchester. She loves to stay active and frequently goes on hikes in the surrounding areas. Lynn is excited about her new fitness tracker and loves to post updates and photos about her progress on social media. She values a healthy lifestyle and enjoys trying out new fitness challenges and routines.
Goals and Motivations:
Lynn's main goal is to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. She is motivated by the challenge of improving her fitness and the sense of accomplishment that comes with setting and achieving fitness goals. Lynn is also interested in connecting with others who share her passion for fitness and enjoys learning new techniques and strategies for staying healthy.
One of the main challenges Lynn faces is finding the time to stay active while juggling her other responsibilities. She is also interested in exploring new areas to hike and workout, but finding safe and convenient locations can be a challenge. Additionally, Lynn is concerned about the cost of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including the cost of equipment and gym memberships.
Values and Fears:
Lynn values fitness, health, and personal growth. She believes that maintaining an active lifestyle is essential for her physical and mental well-being. Lynn's biggest fear is that an injury or illness will prevent her from staying active and pursuing her fitness goals. She is also concerned about the impact that a sedentary lifestyle can have on her health.
Lynn is an avid user of technology, and she relies on her fitness tracker to monitor her progress and provide motivation for achieving her fitness goals. She frequently posts updates and photos on social media to share her progress with others and to connect with other fitness enthusiasts. Lynn is also interested in exploring new fitness apps and tools to help her stay motivated and engaged with her fitness routine.
Story 5: Mobile Contributions Annuity Subpayment
Shane has received a bonus check and wants to make a subpayment to his ABC Insurance variable annuity as a new investment. He initiates the investment process by scanning his check directly to ABC's mobile app. Shane's financial advisor, Marianne, is notified by ABC and she proceeds to facilitate his new investment options.
User Persona: Shane, 35-year-old IT professional
- Age: 35
- Gender: Male
- Occupation: IT professional
- Income: $100,000 annually
- To invest his bonus check in a secure and reliable manner
- To maximize his investment returns with a variable annuity
- To work with a trusted financial advisor to make informed investment decisions
- Limited knowledge and experience in investing
- Limited time to research and manage investments
- Concerned about the risks associated with investing
- Tech-savvy and comfortable using mobile apps
- Values convenience and efficiency
- Willing to work with a financial advisor to make investment decisions
- Prefer to work with a reputable and established financial institution
Scenario: Shane has just received a bonus check from his employer and wants to invest a portion of it in a variable annuity offered by ABC Insurance. He downloads the ABC mobile app and scans his check directly to initiate the investment process. Marianne, his financial advisor at ABC, receives a notification about Shane's investment and reaches out to him to discuss his investment goals, risk tolerance, and investment options. With Marianne's guidance, Shane is able to make an informed investment decision and feels confident about his new investment in the variable annuity.
Story 6: DNA Heredity Annuity
Charles, a father and grandfather, is advised by his financial advisor, Marianne, to buy ABC Insurance's new DNA Heredity Annuity for his retirement. Based on the length and quality of life his genes may likely give him, the annuity's features help him optimise both his income and lifestyle which benefits not only him but his descendants.