As people who know me well may have heard once or twice, user experience is everything. When designing a custom web based application for a customer, there is always an unwritten requirement of “look sexy” and be fast.
This week my team and I at PSC successfully rolled out a new global application to a customer and here are some examples of the feedback we received within the first day or so:
- I tried the new site only this morning and I have only one word: fantastic! It is very user friendly and fast.
- …not to mention, based on the feedback from partners in the US and leaders across the world, it is the best system they have seen in the company.
- …thanks for all your efforts! Looks “sexy” so (sponsor) is definitely pleased.
Not a single mention of how the functionality will meet their business needs. Not a thought for how well we have met their requirements. We have done that, but that would be irrelevant if we had delivered a poor looking, slow, but highly functional website.
To achieve the speed we were looking for the application is built primarily on Angular.js and Domino Data. Minimizing the amount of server processing for any given user interaction and minimizing the network traffic necessary to provide the expected response time, was a prime consideration in designing the architecture. Working with the talented design team at PSC and the customer we were able to create a visual user experience which adhered to the company’s strict style guides but looked “sexy”.
Be fast, look sexy, and make users want to tell their friends.