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Issue 7.5


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The evolution of an application

Issue: 7.5 (July/August 2009)
Author: Tom Baumgartner
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Article Length (in bytes): 16,819
Starting Page Number: 13
Article Number: 7508
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I remember as if it were yesterday talking to a pioneer in outsourcing software to developing countries. He told me of the problems he was having with his financial software because this country did not have a checking system. He had to teach the programmers how a checking system operated before they could write a working program. The lesson is:

A programmer must understand the user environment to be successful.

A second lesson I have learned through my own long years of experience is:

The interface must be easily understood (used) by the user.

This applies to all human interfaces. For example, some recent auto dashboards dangerously distract the driver when he wants to do something as simple as change the radio volume.

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