Examples of success/Failure of products/services!

14 Mar 2005 - 11:22am
9 years ago
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Pradyot Rai
2004

Folks,

This is for acedemic purposes, that I need examples of successful &
failed new product/service introduction, I need examples of the
software/hardware product (or service) indroductions which failed or
became successful because of design strategy and/or usability/UX
issues. Example should not be very old, and if they are as recent as
last year, even better. These new product/service introductions can be
either US domestic or international introduction and occur, strongly
recommended, within the past year.

If you can also provide (besides examples) your analysis, pointers on
why these were successful/failure, that will give me even better
insight.

Thanks in advance,

Prady

P.S.: I have already thought about Apple/iPOD as successful examples.

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14 Mar 2005 - 12:14pm
Lada Gorlenko
2004

PR> This is for acedemic purposes, that I need examples of successful &
PR> failed new product/service introduction, I need examples of the
PR> software/hardware product (or service) indroductions which failed or
PR> became successful because of design strategy and/or usability/UX
PR> issues.

For academic purposes (watch out, they bite!), what are your criteria
for deriving causality of success/failure from design/UX, *not* from
any other specific element or combination of such (marketing, brand
recognition, hardware or infrastructure, timing, and zillions of
others).

PR> P.S.: I have already thought about Apple/iPOD as successful examples.

Academically (sorry for being such a pest) not sure: iPod marketing
beats iPod design in my opinion, although the product is undoubtedly an
example of a huge success.

Lada

14 Mar 2005 - 3:57pm
Wendy Fischer
2004

Another thing that would be interesting would be not necessarily failure, but examples of UI design that were adopted for one reason, and then became widespread and adopted as a guideline throughout a family of products.

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