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In today’s show we talk to James Governor from RedMonk about his thoughts on UI and UX in the Enterprise space. We go into several thoughts around how SAP is moving as well as Adobe, IBM and Microsoft. Today’s show was spawned from the following 3 posts:
- Front Ends & Portal Plasticity: glue to putty, SAP to Adobe
- The best UI is no UI
- The state of Enterprise UIs : “It’s a design thinking problem”
- Brief thought and moment for September 11, 2001
- James Governor
12:43 ccmehil: 30 mins until UI, API and Enterprise
13:16 GretchenL0703: Hello all
13:17 dgraversen: not much chat activity in the chat.
13:17 jonerp: yes, a day to reflect…and move ahead
13:18 jonerp: heya Gretchen
13:18 dgraversen: We cannot here james
13:18 GretchenL0703: My sister who works at the Pentagon just sent me a letter re Patriot Day she got from Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army and Command Sergeant Major of the Army
13:18 jonerp: can James turn his audio up
13:19 GretchenL0703: hey there @jonerp
13:20 monkchips: nothing new
13:20 jonerp: can James turn his AUDIO UP
13:21 jonerp: there ya go
13:21 jonerp: thanks
13:23 jonerp: But James, users love the SAP GUI…oh, I mean….let me clarify…
13:24 yellowpark: trying to tune in. think new firefox update has borked my flash
13:24 jonerp: I loved what SAP’s Sikka said about this: that we need to develop apps/UIs that connect emotionallly with users
13:25 jonerp: yeah, sex appeal of UIs can be overrated – you want to have a UI that allows you to get done what you need to do in a fast way
13:26 jonerp: and speed of response is a big issue – sometimes fancy UIs have a crappy response/load time
13:26 GretchenL0703: Counting the minutes until I can hear Sikka’s remarks. Anything remotely social is blocked here. How do I get into FMR? Good question.
13:27 ewH: nice, just woke up, logged on, and first thing I hear is @monkchips dropping F bombs…Its gonna be a great day!
13:27 GretchenL0703: right, the web site said it would be posted on 9/14. It was blocked here
13:27 jonerp: @eWH always good to wake up to some monkschips F bombs
13:29 GretchenL0703: I was told that SAP live video feed page was blocked cuz it had a Twitter logon. Big no no.
13:31 Itsinsider: Grrr finally here but on iPhone at a coffee shop.
13:32 jonerp: run SAP on a Mac?
13:33 snapsht: Potty mouth must be part of his user experience
13:33 maggiefox: I have come to heckle
13:33 jonerp: Hey Susan…!
13:34 jonerp: I guess I should return the NetWeaver Business Client I purchased for @monkchips as a surprise
13:36 maggiefox: does James have a nose trick?
13:36 njames: enjoying this one
13:37 njames: simplify and speed
13:37 jonerp: @njames +1 simplify and speed
13:37 jonerp: bloatware must perish
13:40 ewH: I’ve actually been very impressed with SAPs changed attitude toward UI and User Experience since the acquisition/integration of Business Objects
13:42 se38_uwe: User Expirience Optimization (UXO) ie. via mouse tracking: http://www.m-pathy.com/
13:42 Oliver: James is a PC!
13:43 jonerp: @ewH agreed – SAP BO has turned out to be a huge assest in terms of cultural/different ways of addressing enteprise UI/data/dashboards etc
13:49 njames: SAP is a client of Redmonk ?
13:49 Itsinsider: Listening now. On the treadmill.
13:49 ewH: Question for Monkchips re: the Vishal/Kurzweil talk: Singularity, UI, & Enterprise…thoughts?
13:53 ewH: James, coming to Phoenix for TechEd?
13:54 njames: fwiw I worked on the Southwark CRM system
13:54 Oliver: James in Vienna is nice
13:55 njames: clients: Adobe, Day Software, IBM, Mindtouch, SAP
13:55 Itsinsider: Wow I have Craig on my 24″ iMac full screen. Turn the volume back up.
13:55 njames: at the bottom of the post in queston
13:56 njames: currently working on a UI job
13:56 jonerp: Craig, do you know when the DemoJam decisions are coming out?
13:56 dgraversen: @itsinder scarry view
13:56 njames: so this was very useful thanks Craig
13:56 Itsinsider: Craig. When is SAP going to announce social collaborative software?
13:57 dgraversen: when is the RIA hacker night in teched phoenix
13:57 se38_uwe: reminder: VCD #6
13:58 ewH: w00t!
13:58 njames: geeklet?
13:58 ewH: we love our enterprise geek chicks too ya know
13:59 njames: RIA night … cool
14:00 dgraversen: Have a gr8 weekend all
14:00 jonerp: thanks Craig
14:00 GretchenL0703: Bye all!
14:00 Itsinsider: Bye Craig!
14:00 jonerp: have great weekends!
14:00 ewH: peace
14:00 sig: *waving*
14:02 ccmehil: Thanks Everyone!
(Cross-posted @ Friday Morning Report)