Posts Tagged ‘usability’

I was looking for good Product Management reading material, and was referred by a friend to the book “Getting Real” by 37Signals. What did I like? This book gets straight to the point, there is no bullshit whatsoever and it makes no apologies for that. Equally there is no room for bullshit in the product; […]

Monday, July 27th, 2009 at 23:35 0 comments

Xero touts itself as “The world’s easiest accounting system”. I don’t think they have much competition as far as usability goes in the accounting space, but I would guess that is because their competition probably think it is impossible to reduce accounting functionality into a usable package. I have had an extensive play with their demo, […]

Friday, May 1st, 2009 at 18:45 14 comments

New Domain Search Form Domain.com.au have updated their search tool by providing a new filtering method. It involves an accordion style menu on the left hand side that lets you select filters across a number of different property parameters. Filters include the usual bedrooms, price etc. plus some new fields such as Special Features, only […]

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 08:11 0 comments

In my current role I am really  noticing the huge rewards delivered through extensive prototyping and usability testing. The ability to better capture and illustrate user feedback (internally and externally) as well as accelerate application development cannot be undervalued. As they say a picture tells a thousand words, but in this case a functional picture […]

Friday, February 13th, 2009 at 15:17 6 comments

Does adding features automatically mean reduced usability? Some bloggers strongly disagree with this sentiment, for example arguing features only reduce usability when they are implemented poorly. I would definitely agree with some of his examples, including adding PNG support to browsers which did not affect end user usability. Another that he gave was Google search, […]

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 at 21:39 1 comment

I have now been working with CRM systems for 5 years. It is only recently that I have seen the industry  (finally) mature to a stage where it is no longer engaged in a straight up feature war. This has been driven by two things; a maturity of product offerings and a recognition by customers […]

Friday, September 26th, 2008 at 00:22 0 comments

I am really focusing on user interfaces at the moment, both due to requirements at work and personal interest. It is one of those areas where the computer science ends, and the people science begins. It is very rare to come across a good user interface, in fact UI’s have reached the stage of ridicule […]

Thursday, September 11th, 2008 at 00:11 0 comments