Iterative Product Development
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Iterative Product Development

Iterative Product Development

Family-owned company Thomann is one of Germany's hidden champions as an e-commerce pioneer. It was founded in 1954 and from 1996 accessible online. They supply millions of musicians worldwide.

My Role

I supported Thomann from 2013–2019 as Head of UX and was part of the e-Commerce Management Team. I contributed to the areas of product design, UX strategy, innovation, conception, design management, service design, and agile transformation. There was a close collaboration with a variety of departments, subsidiaries, and external suppliers for software development, customer service, IT, marketing, SEO, content, logistics, and law.

Milestones

  • Built and coached a remote UX team.
  • Implemented thousands of iterative improvements to the online store.
  • Transformed a static desktop website into a responsive web experience.
  • Product development of a shopping app with more than 2 million downloads for iOS and Android, with a 4.9 stars customer review score.
  • Created the mobile appearance from the ground up.
  • Improvement of the international customer experience. This includes the establishment of international proofreading, multilingual concepts, culturally localized adjustments for 13 languages, and 100+ countries.
  • Implemented monetization for free services like the classifieds ads.
  • Establishment of user research and the transfer of knowledge into product development.
  • Service design in the area of return processes in collaboration with the department for returns management.
  • Service design for an optimized CX and internal logistics of gift vouchers.