How might we ensure access to help across Lyft Business products?
About this initiative
Lyft Business customers using a variety of web applications at different levels of provisioning needed right-place-right-time access to help. Whether we were introducing a new feature or aiming to mitigate common usability issues, in-product support was the practice of surfacing help access points.
Team: product design, PM, engineering, content specialist, product marketing, sales enablement, customer support SMEs
Explorations for the introduction of a 'Support' menu item into the Lyft Business Portal. With a good-better-best approach, these three options offered links out to the new Support Center—as a standalone web property.
Rather than simply linking out to the Support Center, we also explored a devoted view (landing page) allowing more real estate for addressing alternate CTAs for specific issues.
Whether we were launching a complete redesign of a product or a minor feature update, onboarding and contextual help were considered in order to address adoption rates and measure engagement. From educational walkthroughs to tooltips to CSAT surveys, we aimed to use these patterns sparingly and effectively in anticipation of a release's learning curve.
In an ongoing effort to prepare for feature releases, I created support proposals detailing audience types and features sets affected—helping the team tailor any instructional messaging for internal and external content.