Don't Be Afraid of the Cost and Time to Complete Software Re-Engineering! I recently attended a technology conference where I listened to attendees grumble about outdated technology, and apps and software products that just didn’t deliver when it comes to performance, scalability and navigation on smart phones and other portable devices. These same people said that they could not justify the cost or time required to complete a software re-engineering project.###Details >
I remember the good old days when IT consultants and in-house IT staff decided how users would interact with data, what software would look like and user needs and wants took a back seat to the dictates of technical experts. User manuals were written in technical jargon and training was long and ineffective. If you think this world is still a reality, you (and your business) are probably struggling to succeed in the online world.###Details >
Yes! No kidding, you can actually measure the satisfaction of the end users of your product. Still not convinced? Let’s explain how user experience design and your end user satisfaction could be measured. 1. Take your software to the market and assuming you have about 100 customers being introduced to your product 2. Bring in changes to the software and measure the changes in business activity i.e. Create, Retrieve, Update & Delete such basic functions 3. Wait for some time to track the business activities related to every function points 4. Before you bring in changes though, ensure that you know how it connects the following###Details >
At a conference last week, I ran into Rick, an old colleague from a previous employer. Rick told me about a problem he had with a drop-off in conversion on a business website. His company hired a consultant to upgrade their product sales website and create a mobile app so customers could browse and purchase products on smart phones. After the launch, the enterprise noticed a decline in sales on the site, and poor results in user adoption of the sales app.###Details >
Are you ready to give up your mobile customers? If NOT, you’d better embrace Responsive Web Design, if you want to keep and hold your customer’s attention.
Buzzwords like bring your own device, responsive web design (RWD), adaptive web design (AWD), mobile first and content first are flying through the offices of every technology team and IT consulting firm on the planet! In concept, these considerations apply to every business and consumer application in the design, migration or upgrade phase in today's business world. However, building a high performance, heavy data centric, multi device mobile business solution is challenging! Software Product Development and, in particular, Product Development, Management and Support (PDMS) must include a serious consideration of RWD and software usability improvements.###Details >
In today's mobile world, the user experience may be just about the most important thing in application and site delivery. User experience improvement, aka Ux Improvement, has become one of the most important disciplines in the software development world.For years, users, and especially users of enterprise products, have been ignored with cumbersome, inflexible user interfaces, that are difficult to use, and force users to do perform rework, in the form duplicate data entries. In the old world of interface design, technical teams paid little attention to the user experience, and so the typical packaged software or website interface lacked flexibility and was rarely intuitive. As a result, users needed a lot of training. In the new world of interface design, the issue of mobility has compounded and complicated the user experience.###Details >