Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Designing RIAs...the Right Way

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I frequently preach that the only way to successfully design an application that is easy to use and meets user goals is to take a step back and think about it as a whole. I often get pushback with the usual "That sounds like waterfall to me" argument. Like I have said before, it doesn't matter what it is called to me as long as it works.

So the folks at Forrester set out to investigate how to create successful RIAs. The report focuses mostly on Cynergy who is one of the big guys in the field of RIA development (so they know what they are doing). I have to say that I am not surprised by the findings or by the way Cynergy designs and builds applications. To me it seems like common sense. But I am glad that this "official" report calls some attention to it.