User Experience

How to change existing PLM User Experience

How to change existing PLM User Experience

Historically, PLM products are well know for being complicated and hard to use. It has deep roots in the way enterprise software was built for many years. The assumption that business users will have to use software dictated by IT and needed for their business function. The picture below is…

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PDM & PLM UI Makeup: new trend in user experience

PDM & PLM UI Makeup: new trend in user experience

User experience is in focus these days. Slowly, but surely enterprise software companies are coming to the point of understanding how important is that. It is not about changing of colors and making buttons nicer. It is about how to get a major revamp in behavior of software or how…

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Can PLM turn notifications into a process and vice versa?

Can PLM turn notifications into a process and vice versa?

Notifications are fascinating. We are all love to get notified. Alarms, emails, meetings… Later came social notifications such as likes, discussion comments and others. Enterprise systems are sending notifications about process states and many others. Recent Apple WWDC presentation provided a snapshot about next evolution point of OS/X notifications. When…

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PLM Downstream – Sent from my iPad?

I had a chance to read “Sent from my iPad”  on VEKTORRM last week. Dave Angelotti discussed an option to use iPad as a field device. It seems interesting. It made me think about lots of un-realized options for PLM innovation in downstream. Last year, I wrote – PLM content downstream…

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How to Manage ECO without paying $1’500 per seat?

I had chance to read Buzz message thread about ECO management, initiated by Josh Mings. I found it worth reading. One of the questions stick in my memory, and I decided to put it in the title of my blog post today. How to manage ECO without paying $1’500 per…

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PLM Usability Notes or Don’t Make Me Think

One of my favorite books about usability in designing of User Interfaces and Web Sites is “Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability” by Steve Krug. In my view, enterprises software is sick by complexity and you need to think every single moment you work with…

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PLM Processes: Flowchart vs. Rule-based?

Process management is an important aspect and activity in Product Lifecycle Management. Multiple activities in product design, engineering and manufacturing can be defined and maintained as a process. Definition of a process is an interesting problem, in my view. Different systems are using multiple techniques to define processes. Most of…

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The Role of Augment Reality In PLM

Few days ago, I had chance to write about new types of user experience. In my view, enterprise systems in general and PLM needs to find new ways to communicate with customers. The impact of consumer oriented application will be significant in coming years. One of them is Augment Reality….

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PLM and One Big Spreadsheet

Everybody in the engineering and manufacturing loves MS Excel. I had chance to write about it multiple times before. You can take a look on few of my previous talks about MS Excel and PLM- Why do I like my PLM Spreadsheets? and PLM Excel Spreadsheets: From Odes to Woes….

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PLM and Mobile Options

I think, mobile becomes more and more important every day. The amount of mobile devices surrounding us is growing. Today’s mobile devices are a powerful unit that can help us to handle many tasks when we are out of our desk. In my view, the decade of 2010s will change…

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