Topic: software design

premium Empathy drives software experience design

The acceleration of technology has directly influenced the digital customer’s behavioral patterns, driving enterprises to develop products and services that continue to meet constantly changing demand. Software companies and ISVs cannot afford to take a business-centric approach to push products into the market. It is imperative to fully integrate the customer into the design process … continue reading

Improving UX outcomes is a team sport

Most companies building software tout the great user experiences (UX) they provide, but enterprise users seldom agree. After all, everyday apps are intuitive but enterprise applications still tend to require conformance. With Infragistics Indigo.Design, enterprise designers and developers can cooperatively deliver the kinds of UX outcomes their customers expect. Part of the problem is the … continue reading

Indigo.Design is facilitating collaboration throughout the software design process

Infragistics has announced the release of Indigo.Design, which is a cloud-based platform for visual design, UX prototyping, code generation, and app development. According to the company, the solution facilitates collaboration between developers, UX architects, product managers, and application developers throughout the software design and development process, while allowing each individual to use the tools they … continue reading

Guest View: Beauty vs Brains — A designer’s approach to software development

When most software developers have a new idea they go straight to their computer, I turn off my devices and break out the old fashioned notebook. In high school I liked to sketch and draw, and today I use the same markers and pens to kick off the develop process. I prefer this method because … continue reading

Six steps to usable product design that save time and money

Whatever became of that mantra encouraging software companies to “Fail Fast” or “Fall Forward”? Most companies that followed a deliberate plan to release half-baked product fulfilled their destiny – they failed! “I’ve learned the “fail often” approach is unlikely to improve an organization. I learned this because I failed often when trying it.” – Jared … continue reading

What you want, when you want it. Key trends in modern UX design

The year was 1997. Steve Jobs fidgeted on a stool in front of the World Wide Developer Conference, chatting with the audience: “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure where you’re going to sell it. I’ve made this … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Your predictive analytics aren’t cutting it

The impact of personalization for companies has never been greater than it is today. Anticipating your customers’ needs and delivering a more contextual experience ahead of your competition means everything in the age of the customer, and it will win you those customers. Your brand today depends on it. When asked by clients how they … continue reading

IBM Design Language, Netflix’s Atlas, and the Codealike extension—SD Times news digest: Dec. 15, 2014

IBM has released the IBM Design Language, a shared vocabulary, framework and collection of resources for software design. The IBM Design Language website is a set of living guidelines for IBM’s software product design. The framework encompasses experience, visual, interaction and front-end sections, and the site includes resources such as a type scale calculator, icon … continue reading

Integration Watch: Design books

Andrew Binstock looks over the current crop of books addressing software design, but he finds them lacking … continue reading

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