Category Archives: General Business

Involve important people (part 2)

Not only is involving users important to the software design process, we also need to involve business stakeholders as they will want their say… Continue reading

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Adding magic

Designing interactive software systems is a fantastic opportunity not only meet the objectives of your customer, but improve the day-to-day experience of the end users. This responsibility doesn’t come lightly, so use this as an opportunity to sprinkle a little ‘magic’ into their lives… Continue reading

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The power of small teams

The power of small teams is in achieving great things with minimal waste. This article discusses some of the reasons why a smaller team can be significantly more effective than a larger one… Continue reading

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Involve important people (part 1)

Involve your users in the design process. Everyone wins when you do. Continue reading

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Turning prototypes into training simulations

Software prototypes can provide the foundations for powerful training simulations. This article looks at some factors which can influence how such prototypes can be adapted… Continue reading

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Choice and Accessible Design

Choice can be an empowering thing, but it can also overwhelm. As software designers we should look to our designs and see what is important, what is fundamental to the operation of our product, before we start adding bells and whistles… Continue reading

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When not to prototype

Prototyping is not the answer to all software development issues; here are some cases where the use of prototyping may not be the best choice, or even a valid choice at all…

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Nine women…

You can’t always reduce a task down by throwing more people at it – in fact, it often makes things worse. Better to work smarter… Continue reading

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Before you begin prototyping…

We should always ask questions before we begin any prototyping work. Here is a sample of the sort of questions to consider… Continue reading

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Communicating objectives

Creating good prototypes is clearly important, but communicating their objectives clearly is just as important… Continue reading

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