Content Segmentation - Have You Taken It Too Far?


How do you segment your user pathways with your content and design? Are you aware of the usability risks of segmenting content? How can you segment on the web and still retain a high degree of usability and an optimum user experience?

Content Usability- segmenting content; audience segmentation


Content segmentation is recognized as a good thing to do with your web content. The logic goes: "Show each visitor just what they need to see, don't waste their time and get them where they need to go without any detours". Segmentation is a type of customization technique for a website. But what if users don't want to go where you want to send them? What if they need to access other content, navigation or features as part of their decision-making or sense-making strategy? What if a user assumes another role and misses offers and opportunities that you didn't anticipate they would see?

In this seminar we will get to the bottom of segmentation strategies and look at examples of segmentation that works and that doesn't work, and look at data from a recent Experience Dynamics research study involving 52 websites.


  1. How can you tell if you have taken segmentation too far?
  2. What types of segmentation techniques have the highest impact to your user experience?
  3. Research results: Review of what works and what doesn't from 52 websites in our recent study
  4. Content usability, implications and guidelines for "sensible audience segmentation"
  5. Q & A

Who should attend:
Internet Marketing managers, anyone involved in implementation, design or strategy of websites, usability managers


What You Get: 

What You Get:

  1. Unlimited Archive Access
  2. PDF Notes (PPT)
  3. Access to Trainer with any questions


Frank Spillers, MS (CEO, Founder & CXO)

Frank Spillers is a distinguished speaker, author, and internationally respected Senior UX practitioner and UX Master Trainer. He is a world expert in improving the design and user experience of products, services, and experiences across numerous industries and applications. A recognized leader in the field, Frank has successfully applied 22 years of advanced knowledge of UX and Human-Centered Design methodology in Fortune 500, non-profits, and corporate environments globally.

A recognized subject matter expert by the U.S. Department of Labor, Frank has developed new UX techniques for understanding user needs, assessing user experience, and conducting rapid design prototyping. Recently, he has contributed ground-breaking research on the impact of design and emotion. His current work has been profiled in leading industry publications including The Handbook of Task Analysis for Human-Computer Interaction, MarketingSherpa's Landing Page Handbook, and the book-- The Persona Lifecycle.

Before founding Experience Dynamics in 2001, Frank managed usability consulting for WebCriteria (now IBM Analytics) and worked with students of Dr. Donald Norman (the grandfather of Human-Centered Design) at Intuitive Design, a San Diego-based User-Centered Design consultancy. His current clients include Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Logitech, GE, Hewlett-Packard, KeyBank, Four Seasons, Chase,, and He has trained over 70,000 UX designers globally and continues to teach through his mentoring group:

Frank received his Master's in Cognitive Science (MS) from Birmingham University, UK in the user experience of virtual reality with an emphasis on collaborative virtual environments.

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