Sunday, August 27, 2006

Poll Reveals Critical Nature of Usability Engineers

How usability engineers affect software acceptance ...

"In a poll of 300 software buyers, carried out by Red Gate Software, specialist in database development tools, ease of use came out on top as the number one priority for most buyers of software – highlighting the critical nature of usability engineers in software development.

The company’s SQL Bundle customers were asked why they would recommend Red Gate products, with an expectation that the majority would choose one of the first three options: time-saving, speed, or accuracy. Instead a conclusive 65% chose the fourth option – ease of use.

Red Gate Software designs simple SQL Server tools and the company philosophy has always focused on simplicity – its strap-line being 'ingeniously simple tools'. This recent survey confirms that many software buyers rank simplicity above other criteria too.

For IT professionals getting up to speed, quickly and efficiently, with the latest software products and tools is the key to business continuity, time efficiency and cost effectiveness. Wading through a manuscript of user guides or waiting for complex training classes devours time and displaces staff from work situations."   (Continued via Usability News)   [Usability Resources]


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