"UX"

Does it make sense to build intuitive CAD & PLM?

Does it make sense to build intuitive CAD & PLM?

In a lexicon of CAD and PLM marketing “intuitive” talk is cheap. You can find it everywhere. Google “intuitive PLM” and you will find long list of websites, brochures, videos and other materials claiming one or another PLM product or technology “intuitive”. Here are few examples from vendors, customers and…

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How to create shared definition of simple PLM user experience

How to create shared definition of simple PLM user experience

Experience is a new mantra in our world. Software vendors are taking it sometimes to extremes by starting to offer experience instead of software and services. While there is nothing wrong about “experience marketing”, the slickness of PLM videos and presentations is often on a much higher level than software…

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Do you think engineers are really looking for a better UI?

Do you think engineers are really looking for a better UI?

The theme of user experience and UI improvements is not new. From time to time, the discussion about UI improvements are coming. From what I can see, there is one thing clearly changed recently. A decade ago, CAD and PLM vendors didn’t think that user experience is something that can…

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Lipstick on a pig. Why PLM experience is not done yet?

Lipstick on a pig. Why PLM experience is not done yet?

Product lifecycle management (PLM) is an information management system that can integrate data, processes, business systems and, ultimately, people in an extended enterprise. This is one of the most generic definitions of PLM system you can find. For many years in enterprise software business, vendors usually missed the last element…

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PLM – Need for Speed

PLM – Need for Speed

The conversation I started yesterday PLM vs Excel: Bullfight and Prohibition made me think again about reasons why Excel is constantly winning the competition with enterprise software. One of my readers compared Excel v PLM usage with situation where diversity of painting tools used – each one is more suitable for a particular…

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How to make PLM UI less terrible?

How to make PLM UI less terrible?

I’m coming again to this topic – User Interface. These days you can hear about it as user experience (UX). UX is more complicated thing and includes lots of factors and aspects. So, I’d like to speak first about how UI looks. Back in time when I was developing  and…

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Who will make enterprise PLM UX more user friendly?

Who will make enterprise PLM UX more user friendly?

For long time, enterprise software didn’t pay much attention to user-friendliness. I can go and bring many examples from the past 10-20 years, but assume it is probably not necessarily. Consumerization of IT, mobile devices, internet made a shift in the way people started to think about future of user…

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Why Cloud PLM will dominate in superior UI experience?

Why Cloud PLM will dominate in superior UI experience?

Let’s talk about User Interface today. Something that we call UX (User Experience) nowadays. The importance of user experience can be hardly undervalued. The days when a user interface wasn’t important gone, and customers are demanding from software vendors to provide a different level of product usability. What is the…

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PLM and the death of complexity

PLM and the death of complexity

The complexity of engineering and manufacturing software is a well-known fact. The topic isn’t really new. For the last couple of years the complexity topic came to me in different context and various forms. Two weeks ago, I was writing about that in my blog – PLM: Data, Search and…

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