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Tag: user experience

  • A Look at How Your Software is Made

    A Look at How Your Software is Made

    First there was waterfall. Then came agile. Agile begat lean. Now design thinking is having its moment in the sun.  Software development has changed tremendously in the last 15 years.

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  • Creating SharePoint Forms That Don't Annoy Your Users

    Creating SharePoint Forms That Don't Annoy Your Users

    SharePoint provides business users a way to create document and data repositories to capture necessary information. Users enjoy the configurability of the platform, and the ease with which they can create a list or library, add a few metadata fields and views, and call it a day.

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  • How Microsoft’s Surface Line Came Back From the Dead

    How Microsoft’s Surface Line Came Back From the Dead

    Few devices got such a cool reception at launch as the Microsoft Surface. You could almost hear the whispers of "iPad knockoff" when then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled it on stage. As recently as last year, Forbes magazine declared the Surface dead. Those weird commercials didn’t help, either.

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  • UX Anti-Patterns: Some Rules are Meant to be Broken

    UX Anti-Patterns: Some Rules are Meant to be Broken

    Anti-patterns can be hard to spot. Anti-patterns are the inevitable outcome when a rule set is applied so rigidly that it yields the opposite of the original desired outcome. User experience is no exception to anti-patterns.

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  • Design Minimally Viable Interactions

    The most elegant interaction is so minimal it is almost invisible. I heard Derek Featherstone, web and mobile accessibility lead at Simply Accessible, give a very insightful presentation at An Event Apart in Washington, DC where he talked about a minimally viable interaction.

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  • Top 10 Win10 Features #8: Virtual Secure Mode

    Top 10 Win10 Features #8: Virtual Secure Mode

    With just a few weeks remaining until general availability (“GA,” as we veteran beta-newsers would call it) of Microsoft Windows 10, many businesses are just now learning about the new features it brings to the table.

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  • Jahia Unveils New Digital Factory Version

    At his company’s user conference last month, Jahia CEO Elie Auvray outlined the company's vision for "unified customer experiences." The Paris-based digital experience provider promised to back it up today with the release of Digital Factory 7.1, which officials said “further strengthens" the platform's "velocity and robustness.

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  • Top 10 Win10 Features #9: Packaged App Deployment

    Top 10 Win10 Features #9: Packaged App Deployment

    We continue our countdown of the 10 make-or-break features that will determine the success or failure of Microsoft Windows 10 in the enterprise, with a look at how administrators will be able to install applications throughout organizations in a manner that’s more like Linux distributions.

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  • Top 10 Windows 10 Features #10: Device Guard

    Top 10 Windows 10 Features #10: Device Guard

    This year, perhaps this time actually for the last time (for real), I present my selections for the 10 features that will make or break the success of the next version of Microsoft Windows, specifically for the enterprise.

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  • You Can't Escape the Long Arm of Conway's Law

    You Can't Escape the Long Arm of Conway's Law

    You already know about Moore's law and how it describes the miniaturization of chips. You may know about Goodheart's law and how it describes human behavior regarding quantitative metrics. Have you heard about Conway's law and how it is constantly clashing with your efforts to bring customer centricity to

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  • 11 Ways to Ruin Your CMS Project Without Even Trying

    11 Ways to Ruin Your CMS Project Without Even Trying

    Your web traffic is a vital factor, maybe even the most important one, in generating sales leads for your business. According to Stanford University, 75 percent of people judge the credibility of a company on the design of its website.

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  • Don't Let Your Personas Get Stuck

    Don't Let Your Personas Get Stuck

    If case you haven’t noticed, personas are a pretty big deal these days. Marketers plant relevant, engaging content throughout digital experiences on multiple channels to try and move the business forward. And that content must be relevant and individualized. But marketers face a growing challenge. Yes, yet another one.

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  • Google Joins the BYOD Party

    For a while it seemed that Google was so busy getting geeky with glasses and driverless cars that it was blind to the big opportunity directly in front of it — bringing enterprise level security to the nearly 1 billion Android mobile devices that, in some way or another, are

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  • The Problem with IT and the Digital Workplace

    Technology is what drives the digital workplace and yet for many business executives, the IT department is being seen as less and less relevant. “On the whole, executives’ current perceptions of IT performance are decidedly negative,” a McKinsey survey published in February 2015 states.

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