Ten Myths on UI, Usability and Israeli Developers<br />Ophir Kra-Oz, VP Products CloudShare<br />Disclaimer: This presenta...
CloudShare– “WebEx for Virtual Machines”<br />Leading Customers<br /><ul><li>Create and share cloud-based copies of your I...
Founded January 2007
Backed by Sequoia Capital, Charles River Ventures, and Gemini Capital
Management from Check Point, VMware, Oracle, GE</li></li></ul><li>The First Myths<br />
The Myths That Follow<br />
UI Developers are Cheaper than Kernel Developers<br />Only if they are weaker<br />It is actually harder (in Israel?)  to ...
Usability == Graphical User Interface<br />Story 1 :Cluster Setup<br />It is not the UI, It’s the Appliance<br />Story 2: ...
Israeli Graphic Artists Are Inferior To American ones<br />There are more of them (American)<br />But you only need one<br...
Usability Experts can replace Product Managers<br />Most usability experts have no domain knowledge<br />They usually have...
We will start with command line and add GUI later<br />If they can’t see it,  they will not use it<br />If you can’t see i...
Great UI makes up for bad products<br />
If Google & Apple do it , we must follow<br />Consumer product are not enterprise products<br />It is a good idea to learn...
It is Just a Form<br />
Outlook has it, why don’t we? <br />
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This Lecture was given by Ophir Kra-Oz, VP Products at CloudeShare in the last SD Forum meeting held on May 22nd 2010 in Leonardo Plaza Tel Aviv

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  1. 1. Ten Myths on UI, Usability and Israeli Developers<br />Ophir Kra-Oz, VP Products CloudShare<br />Disclaimer: This presentation reflects my private opinions and sometimes not even that . It is meant to be consumed with voice over, so irony is clearer …<br />
  2. 2. CloudShare– “WebEx for Virtual Machines”<br />Leading Customers<br /><ul><li>Create and share cloud-based copies of your IT environment in 1 minute
  3. 3. Founded January 2007
  4. 4. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Charles River Ventures, and Gemini Capital
  5. 5. Management from Check Point, VMware, Oracle, GE</li></li></ul><li>The First Myths<br />
  6. 6. The Myths That Follow<br />
  7. 7. UI Developers are Cheaper than Kernel Developers<br />Only if they are weaker<br />It is actually harder (in Israel?) to find great UI developers<br />It is even harder with team leaders <br />
  8. 8. Usability == Graphical User Interface<br />Story 1 :Cluster Setup<br />It is not the UI, It’s the Appliance<br />Story 2: VPN Client Disconnect<br />It’s not the UI, It is the IP<br />Story 3: New Cloud Creation<br />It’s not the UI, It’s the performance <br />
  9. 9. Israeli Graphic Artists Are Inferior To American ones<br />There are more of them (American)<br />But you only need one<br />Israelis are much cheaper and work in the same time zone as R&D<br />The (good) Americans tend to be spoiled<br />“I only work on concept, but not the actual pictures or HTML, god forbid” <br />It’s possible to combine <br />But not very easy <br />All artists need to be managed <br />
  10. 10. Usability Experts can replace Product Managers<br />Most usability experts have no domain knowledge<br />They usually have very little real customer or product interaction<br />They need to be used, and actually need a lot more domain knowledge, IMO, but can’t do our work for us<br />
  11. 11. We will start with command line and add GUI later<br />If they can’t see it, they will not use it<br />If you can’t see it, you can’t sell it<br />If you can’t see it, you will not test it<br />If they don’t use it, they will not complain, you will not test, and it will not work<br />
  12. 12. Great UI makes up for bad products<br />
  13. 13. If Google & Apple do it , we must follow<br />Consumer product are not enterprise products<br />It is a good idea to learn from the best practices<br /> (e.g. Google feedback line)<br />But Google has five ways to do grids<br />Not everyone can afford PHD’s to write JavaScript <br />
  14. 14. It is Just a Form<br />
  15. 15. Outlook has it, why don’t we? <br />
  16. 16. Usability Can Not Be Numeric<br />
  17. 17. Contact me<br />Email - ophir@cloudshare.com<br />Blog - http://ophir.wordpress.com<br />Free Trial<br />Try CloudShare Pro for 15 days http://www.cloudshare.com/trypro <br />

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