Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Portability And Usability

InfoWorld is reporting on a company who has developed a USB device for employees in companies who are on the go. Imagine having your computer desktop wherever you go.

You can read the full article here.

When it comes to usability, the context (how) and environment (where) people will use your product is crucial. When it comes to personal computers, whether boxes or laptops, the Windows desktop almost always is customized to fit the needs of the end-user. I myself have certain programs at the ready on my desktop as well as documents I need to freqently access.

Whenever you can make the product itself or another product all together portable and accessible, you leverage its usability significantly.

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