David Poninski
Product Designer

GM Financial Navigation

Improving find-ability for customers.

The Problem

A Navigation Mess

Some of the biggest issues were that customers were unable to find the information they were looking for. One example is Payment Option is the highest visited page on the entire site, but there wasn't an easy way to get to that information.

Because customers were unable to find content this lead to higher call volume for our CX teams. This was obviously not meeting customer or business needs.

The Process
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In order to fully understand the user journey through our navigation we took the following steps:

  1. Took Inventory of current structure

  2. Ran a card sorting activity with customers

  3. Used card sorting results and created a new site-map

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Once we were able to get a good idea as to the amount of navigation we'd need to surface we started to wire out what that experience might look like.

We also worked with research to perform user testing and iterated with customer feedback. Overall customers responded well to user testing and found the dropdown nav to be beneficial in getting direct access to the information they were looking for.

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UI Design

Taking the wireframe prototypes we started to add branding and visual design. We also took some liberties of adding some extra motion design when clicking on the main navigation items where the line would slide and shrink/grow with the next clicked navigation item.

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