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User Experience can change the game!!

Bad User experience

Bad User experience

Lot’s of innovative projects get failed due to bad user experience. Be it big projects like ERP within an enterprise or a small website of a small shop. It’s the people who are going to use/view. If the end product, though having lot’s of capability, is not easy to use then sure the product is going to see the phase-out phase sooner.

New functionalities may increase the capability of the tool/portal but equally important is the user adoption. I’ll share one of my experience, out of many such instances.

There is a new news aggregator tool in market known as Feedpost. When I came across this, I was excited as it’s giving me options to quickly go through many magazines, current news in different topics, including business and economics. But when I signed up it sent invitation emails to all my mail contacts, automatically without asking me anything!! I was taken aback when some of my contacts complained about it. Even it sent reminders to my contacts too!! It was such a bad experience I couldn’t dare to use this tool. Recently I have sent one email to the founder of the tool explaining the issue. I hope they’ll fix this issue soon and no other new user get’s impacted in future!

There is another classic example – evolution of Windows and Macintosh compared to not so easy to use Unix/Linux.

Newtab as a BlankTab in Mozilla Firefox

If you are a regular user of Mozilla for browsing then you must have noticed that whenever you open a new tab then the default Mozilla tab appears having url http://www.google.cm/firefox appears.

I feel this annoying. In recent versions of firefox it’s bit difficult to set the new tab as blank. But you can do this by changing the config file associated with Mozilla. The steps are described as below:

Step-1: Enter in url field “about:config” without quotes.

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Step-2: Click on “I’ll be careful” button and then enter “browser.newtab.url” without double quotes in the search field.

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Step-3: double click on the value column and then input “about:blank” without quotes.

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Step-4: Now press ‘OK’. That’s it now test by opening a newtab.

If it helps you or you need any help then please mention in the comment section.

We Haven’t Learned To Walk The Earth As Brothers And Sisters

When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast with scientific and technological abundance.
We’ve learned to fly the air as birds, we’ve learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we haven’t learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters.

Martin Luther king Jr

Martin Luther king Jr