Custom Application Development:

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June 30, 2009  2:03 PM

Application Launching — Softly Please



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Application Launch, Software Implementation, User Experience

There have been a number of posts made commenting about a recent post on 37 Signals blog about "Why it's wise to launch softly".  I always love to see my thoughts in print by others, or to see...

April 21, 2009  10:25 PM

Legacy Application to Windows – Challenge of design



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Human Interface Design, Legacy Applications, software development, Software Development Methodologies, Updating Legacy Systems, User Experience

I've discovered the greatest challenge of my application programming and design career,  (Hopefully I haven't met my match!).  My latest project involves a rather large legacy character-based system which has evolved over the past 20 years or so.  The source code directory lists some 800+ pieces...


February 16, 2009  11:56 AM

Application Design and Expectations



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Development, Expectations, Human Interface Design, User Experience, User Interface

I believe I've stated before in this blog that at one time while working with some ERP software I became known as the man who "...wouldn't have designed it that way!"  Well, yesterday I saw that same user frustration and amazement (I'm being nice) with regard to an application that my friend was...


October 7, 2008  6:00 AM

Software Development Project Closure Thoughts



Posted by: SJC
CIO, IT Management, Software Quality, Software testing, User Experience

Back in mid June I was interviewed by a freelance writer working on an article about software development project closure.  It was an interesting topic to me, and one which I have honestly never really stopped to think about.  While I've blogged often about my thoughts regarding user input,...


September 26, 2008  7:33 PM

User Experience, User Interface or Human Interface Design?



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Human Interface Design, Software application development, Software Quality, User Experience, User Interface, UX

I have written quite often over the past year about user interface issues. One of my blog posts worked with the question of whether the interface should be busy or sparse. I also provided...


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