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• EITS has a dedicated department of 20+ usability experts including business analysts, consultants, information architects, and visual designers, who are able to get a 360-degree view of your project and apply the appropriate tools and methods to ensure a clear layout, intuitive usage, transparent navigation, and high interactivity.
• With years of experience in a variety of business domains EITS utilizes user-centric, business objectives based approach to UI design. We choose the right focus for different types of solutions and their modules.

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EITS UI Design Principles


EITS highlights and unites the core principles of a highly usable solution, and applies them practically in UI:
Effectiveness & Visibility — each user’s action should produce a result. Effective UI increases customer satisfaction and employee productivity, so we carefully treat both frontend and backend usability. EITS adds maximum visibility to objects, so that users can easily identify the function and take a correct action spending minimum time to accomplish a task.
Performance — in addition to careful software architecture design which is vital to the application performance, our experts tune the application interface for quick response by implementing RIA technologies and features.
Consistency and Predictability — once a function is learnt users reasonably anticipate that the next time it will behave identically. We ensure that the similar looking functionality produces similar results throughout the entire application.


Process


We utilize a highly transparent iterative approach that allows achieving better usability results and increasing application productivity. The following 4 phases describe how we handle UI design tasks within the development process:

Requirements and Conceptual Design

EITS delivers user-centered UI design paying great attention to the analysis of use cases and business scenarios, highlighting target user groups and identification of critical success factors.
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At this stage EITS develops data models, entity relationship schemes and workflow diagrams to eliminate possible vision gaps and serve as guidelines for further project stages.

UI Prototyping

Depending on the business goals, functional scope and complexity level of the project EITS delivers a number of prototype artifacts:
• Static Mockups
• Clickable Wireframes
• Fully Designed Prototype
The professional software prototyping is also available at EITS as a separate service.


Construction


UI Programming Approach

At the development stage the EITS’s goal is to deliver functional interfaces as early as possible to leave enough space for possible changes and improvements.

Technology Factor

Actual interface implementation depends strongly on the chosen technologies, so EITS strives to cut project costs by utilizing best-practices for the particular technology and get maximum technology benefits / comply with restrictions at the earlier conceptual and prototyping phases.

Usability and UI Testing

The EITS QA team executes business scenarios and use cases to detect interface issues or inconsistencies that distract and mislead users from arriving at their goals. EITS utilizes several testing methodologies and options in order to minimize possible issues at the earliest project stages, enable quick response to changes and organic refinery.
• Prototype Testing
• Iterative Testing
• Acceptance testing
The professional software testing is also available at EITS as a separate service.


Visual Design


In most cases (for some types of web apps UI has a very minor importance or even doesn’t require UI at all) visual design is an integral part of web application development project.
EITS always keeps in mind that visual design is a vital tool to increase usability by fastening interface learning, memorability and consistency, and provide additional value to the application making its usage enjoyable.
The EITS graphic design team works in close collaboration with analysts and usability testers, providing high quality results.
All the layouts, forms and their elements and controls produced by EITS designers are tailored to easy HTML slicing, thus avoiding expensive efforts for implementing visuals to the application engine.