The role of User Experience Design in developing financial software that people can and want to use
The role of User Experience Design indeveloping ﬁnancial software that people canand want to use Amir Dotan Lab49 www.lab49.com
Amir Dotan User Experience Architect at Lab49 in London Before Lab49: User Experience Researcher (City University London) Multimedia Arts degree lecturer (SAE College London) Web Developer (SHAPE Interactive Israel) Blogger: ‘Usable Design’ – www.amirdotan.com Founding member: User Experience Israel www.uxi.co.il
Lab49 is a consulting ﬁrm that provides strategicconsulting and advanced technology solutions forthe ﬁnancial services industry. Our clients includemany of the world’s largest investment banks,hedge funds and exchanges.
Lab49 was founded in 2002 and nowcomprises over 200 people, with major ofﬁcesin New York and London 20+ Single-Dealer Platform projects
I’m going to talk about 1. What is User Experience Design? 2. How can User Experience Design improve ﬁnancial software?
User Experience Design The practice of analysing business requirements, user needs and the available environment in order to develop useful and usable products
Being the users’ advocate Get to know the users and champion their needs Analyse the users’ needs, abilities and limitations Specify the user-system interaction
The business owner The trade salesperson The professional investor The traders
What we usually aim to achieve: Increase productivity Informed decision making Keeping users happy Reduce training costs Increase sales Gain competitive edge
Swap SPOT Call Volatility Put Specifying the terminology CCY Short Liquidity Hedge Straddle Pip Principal Bid Margin Maturity Delta Position Yield Blotter
Can the user personalise this interface? How well does the interface ﬁt in the user’s work environment? How well does the interface help users recover from errors? Does the interface enable users to work quickly?
Will the user understand the meaning ofvarious terms and icons? How will the interface appear on a large screen?
How will the user feel after using thisinterface for more than 10 minutes?
http://www.etoro.com/How effective is the data visualisation?
In conclusion Ensuring a positive user experience by constantlyresearching and evaluating designs with real users mayseem obvious, but in reality isn’t that easy at all andrequires a methodological approach In order to deliver ﬁnancial software that people wantand can use we have to provide high quality userexperiences that take into account what people know,need and want to achieve
Thank you Amir Dotan firstname.lastname@example.org www.amirdotan.com Twitter @AmirDotan @UX_for_Finance