Designing for web applications is a completely different ball game from website design.
At Intertec we have been lucky to have had plenty of experience creating some pretty impressive web applications – our biggest exponent being our own web timesheet product called TimePro – in addition we have created some completely custom leading edge web applications for the resources industry.
Having strong application design is critical for making web apps user friendly and logical, below is an article that talks more about this.
Business Web application design is too often neglected. I see a lot of applications that don’t meet the needs of either businesses or users and thus contribute to a loss of profit and poor user experience. It even happens that designers are not involved in the process of creating applications at all, putting all of the responsibility on the shoulders of developers.
This is a tough task for developers, who may have plenty of back-end and front-end development experience but limited knowledge of design. This results in unsatisfied customers, frustrated users and failed projects.
So, we will cover the basics of user interface design for business Web applications. While one could apply many approaches, techniques and principles to UI design in general, our focus here will be on business Web applications.
For the full article go to Designing User Interfaces For Business Web Applications.