Human Interface Design

As the old adage, if you build it, will they come? Well, marketing certainly has a good deal to do with that, but once they get there, what is even more important, is will they stay or come back, and want to use the system you provide? Is your application intuitive? Is it easy to use, does it accomplish the objectives of those who use it, as well as the purposes of management?

Technical proficiency is critical for things to work, but intuitive graphic design tailored to the end user, is almost as important. When someone comes to your site or application, do they know where to go? Does it make common sense to them? Does your site or application look "clunky," or built by engineers and programmers rather than designed for the way people work?

How an application or website is designed can make all the difference in the world, in terms of the value it has to the end user. MEC's national award-winning designers can develop an interface that end users enjoy and use.

One of the ways to utilize the internet to create applications is developing extranets. An extranet is business-to-business e-commerce on the internet with access to one or more databases and employs applet, servlet, or application programming on the back end. The database access is in real-time, allowing connectivity through the internet securely to those who are members. Programming, such as cross-platform JAVA, incorporates user interfaces which encapsulates business logic and workflow that is business process re-engineered for the way a specific industry does business. Now you can add business processes and logic to data connectivity, in real time, to anyone in the world you give permission, 24 hours a day.

Martindale Empowerment has developed a technology toolkit which enables the creation of extranets and gui front ends in far less than half the time and cost than is typical in appication develpment, called IndustryNet.TV.

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