User Experience: Product Thinking

What do you think when you think “User Experience”?  For me, I think of a simple and easy to use interaction with a product.  So, what’s the most important? The features that make the product easy to use or the product itself that solves a problem for the user?  If you think the latter, then you are using product thinking.  So, why is this important to user experience?

  • 29 April 2016
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2190
Top Articles of 2015

Now that we’ve passed the halfway point of the year, let’s take a look back and share with you your favorite articles we’ve written so far in the first half of 2015.

Here are your top ten articles of 2015.

  • 29 July 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1900
UX: Engaging with a Consultant

We've been talking the last few weeks about user experience annoyances, turn offs, and bad practices that will drive customers away from using your product, program, website, etc.  The key here is that when you are dealing with any project that involves UX -it can benefit your project immensely to have an outside consultant.  Most people think that reaching out to a consultant is a last ditch effort, when that's not the case at all.

  • 3 June 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1765
User Experience That Customers Run From

Last week we started a series of articles about bad user experience: here; this week we are going to continue our tour into the land of unfortunate user experiences.  This week I want you to picture finding a great new app.  Picture downloading that app.  Picture launching that app on your phone for the first time. Now picture... what?  You don't know what to do next.  You've never used this app before and there is no first time running help that pops up to help guide you along the way.  You're not interested in taking the time to sit down and figure the whole thing out.  Now it's gone to the back burner and eventually, when you need more memory on your phone, you'll delete it and move on.

  • 13 May 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1765
User Experience Annoyances

When a user experience is a good one -it's seamless.  You don't even realize how smooth your experience has been unless you look back and really think on it.  A bad user experience on the other hand ... Well, let's just stay those stick with you.  They can get your blood boiling or give you a horrible taste in your mouth towards a certain company, app, business, etc. that just won't go away.  I've decided to develop a series of articles about bad user experience, because when you've had enough you've had enough.  App developers, pay attention to this one, I promise you that a bad user experience will go a long way into ruining things for everyone.  Let's fix this before it goes too far.

  • 6 May 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 1905
5 Most Innovative Apps

There are a massive amount of apps out there in the world.  Some are a little more original than others for sure.  We specialize in custom application development and have personally helped develop several apps for different business across different markets.  Innovation, originality, usability, and functionality are all key.  Here are a few other apps out there that tick all of those boxes.  These are some of the most innovative apps on the market, they may get your creative juices flowing into an idea all your own.

  • 25 February 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2179
SDLC: What You Need to Know About Developing Custom Software Solutions

​Last year, I developed a series of articles to break down the steps involved in developing Custom Software Solutions.  I want to take a look back over that series to show you again what it looks like inside the process of building these solutions and answer any questions you may have on the process, expectations, or end results.  The benefits here are limitless.  It's important to be aware of what the steps are, to assess how a business consulting organization can help, and to launch a successful custom software application that's right for your organization.

  • 4 February 2015
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2363
iOS 8 "Healthbook" and Things SIRI Should Do...

I was talking with SIRI the other day, I asked Siri to remind me to take a medication twice a day –every 12 hours. SIRI’s response? No. Well, basically SIRI told me that it was too often/too much to remind me every 12 hours indefinitely. So that got me thinking. What should SIRI be able to do?

  • 12 February 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2557
Custom Software Solutions - Initial Designs
You have conceptualized an idea, you then prototyped it and received feedback. You completed a detailed wireframe and the concept is beginning to gel.  Now you are ready to begin designing your software application. So, why can’t you just start here? You have a great idea and why waste all that time going through prototyping and wireframe design when I can just get into the process and do something that won’t be thrown away at the end. Well you could, and believe me a lot of individuals and companies do just that. With rapid application development tools and slick agile software development methodologies you think you could just skip ahead and jump right into software application design.
  • 21 May 2013
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 3083
Phase 3: Custom Application Development

Let’s finish up our look into how custom applications are built. You can find the first two sections here and here. We’ll finish up this series with the last few steps: Alpha Release, Beta Release, Production Release, and Iterate.

  • 9 May 2013
  • Author: James Nagy
  • Number of views: 2436
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Consultants: The Importance of Being an Expert

​As a consultant, you’ll run into situations nearly daily where you are meeting new people who want to hear about what you do. I get questions regularly on topics that I consult on. Many times these conversations come up on the spot and out of a normal business environment.  So, what do you do when you’re approached, totally unprepared, and you have to talk about your business out of the blue? Do you know your business well enough that you can stop whatever you’re doing and come up with an intelligent informed conversation? As a consultant, this is a must.
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