Designing for Specific Audiences- in this caseFinance
25 Apr 2008 - 11:07pm
The one thing I have noticed in designing productivity and decision support software for financial folks (specifically bond fund managers and traders) is that they can manage a staggering amount of information all at once. In fact, the reason I was brought on to that project (replacing a more dogmatic colleague) is because I was willing to increase the information density to an almost absurd level...imagine a color-coded dahsboard with almost no whitespace and 8-point fonts! The key was, they LOVED it. So be prepared to put your experience and expectations on hold, and listen to your clients...in some cases, they really DO know what they want.
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