What is User Interface Design? UI design is not webdesign, where the screen needs a certain aesthetic
appeal, and the developer would be required to do the job of a graphic artist. Neither is UI design complete interaction design where a user's total work environment is designed regardless of medium. UI design implies a computer screen, and thus should be somewhat familiar to a developer. It is about how a system interacts with people, and as such, can be thought of as a person who can translate user vernacular into a language that programmers can understand.
It’s a tough market. Companies need every advantage to lower costs, drive new revenue, and expedite time to market. My question is: why do so many companies routinely make it hard to do that?
It all starts with design.
Every product or service has been designed. Some have been designed well, yet very little thought has gone into others. Regardless, the resulting design generates a customer experience, or User Experience (UX). And, UX directly affects the financial health and public perception of a company.
This briefing is intended to put your mind at rest as to the validity of RIA and what is means to everyday developer life. Hopefully after reading the briefing, you will not only be more inspired to work with one of the referenced frameworks, but will also embrace what RIA stands for.
In the rush to meet business demands and expedite time‐to‐market, IT offerings often proceed at the
expense of the user experience (UX). How does this impact results and what can you do to avoid it? These
issues were addressed during our recent event: This Product Sucks! Business Impacts of Usability
Breakdowns. This report is a summary from that discussion, featuring the ROI companies can achieve through a broad range of UX investments.