Initially, we created the Process and channels section to help you visualize a persona’s path through different channels at every stage of their journey, together with the interaction processes captured as simple diagrams.
There are four process types to choose from:
As for the channels’ part, things get more complicated. After clicking on a channel icon, you see a popup menu with three options — Channels, Maps/Personas, and Touchpoints — which means you can use any of them as an icon in this journey map section.
In this section, you can use either UXPressia’s default or custom channels from your Team Library.
Read more about the Channels Library here.
Using custom icons
To start using custom icons in your maps, select the Custom Channels option.
Then upload custom icons you want to use, either one by one or in a *zip archive.
Note: Use the SVG format to ensure the highest quality.
Once you save custom icons, they will appear on the icon selection popup.
Note: You can use only one icon set a time: the default or a custom one.
You might want to link a map/persona to the map you are working on. This can come in handy when you, for instance, have a persona representing a particular channel. Say, you don’t want to use a generic face-to-face channel icon but want to have a certain manager or persona who handles client communication in your company instead.
When added to the section, a map/persona icon is clickable. You will be forwarded to the CJM or Persona editor when clicking on such an icon.
Although there is a separate touchpoints section, you might want to marry them with processes’ diagrams to explain visually how interactions through touchpoints occur.
Touchpoint icons are clickable; after hitting them, you’ll see a popup with touchpoint details.