Ux, Architecture and More for Comprehensive Software Re-Engineering! If you have been in business for a while, you know that, over time, things can get a little rusty and processes and activities can become rote. One of the greatest risks inherent in the business aging process is the use of outdated technology and, with the rapid pace of change in the market today, you have barely finished updating apps and websites and it seems it is time to take on the task again. We all need to assess our technology and undertake software reengineering in order to remain competitive.###Details >
Great Ux Design Results in Happy Users! Features and functionality are important to software applications and software products but, without a great user experience designer, the solution is apt to fail. Today's users (whether they are business users or consumers who use a software product to buy products or get information), are more sophisticated and demanding.###Details >
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 I recently attended a technology conference where I listened to attendees grumble about outdated technology, and apps and software products that just didn’t deliver when it comes to performance, scalability and navigation on smart phones and other portable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 >