2013

MetLife Annuities One-on-One

Every year MetLife spends $15 million on annuity brochure production and fulfillment so they asked how we move to digital and leverage technology to reduce print costs, be more efficient, and make our sales to be more effective?

After some initial research we discovered there is more to this than reducing print costs. Owners don’t know what they purchased so we created a collaborative learning tool that helps people imagine what an annuity can do for them. Working within the current process a financial advisor takes to make a successful sale, we provide supplemental content that brings annuities to life for clients. Real-life stories from current annuity holders and a tool that enables potential clients to visualize and understand their own annuity will work together to instill confidence in the product.

 

Research

We engaged key stakeholders to better understand what they go through in planning for retirement, what the purchase journey for annuity entails, and the complicated world of investments. We conducted field interviews with potential customers, existing customers, and financial advisors to discover pain points throughout the customer journey. We also dove deep into understanding the products so that we could create a tool that helps others understand them.

 

Scenarios

 

Content Strategy

 

concept testing

Purchasing an annuity is a big investment and shouldn't be considered lightly. There is a lot of back and forth between a financial advisor and customer so we needed to create a tool that would support every phase of an annuity purchase journey all the way through to monitoring it throughout it's lifetime. To confirm if we were on the right track with our design, we engaged customers and financial advisors again after we had conceptualized the digital tool.

 

Design

 

Wireframes

 

VISUAL REFINEMENT

 

Video Storyboarding

 
 
 
 
 

My Role

 

Served as the creative director and ux lead from concept through the first phase of the project. Helped plan, support, and conduct research (user, concept, usability testing, etc). Designed a tool to support the education of consumers and sales of advisors (IA, system, wireframes, userflows, etc). Lead the creative direction of the project including visuals, interactive and video production. Oversaw project in support of client management.