Interaction standards for SaaS: why copycats are great

09Oct08
Copycat Great for SaaS usability

Copycat Great for SaaS usability

So software is moving online. This brings one disadvantage and that is that you can make the interaction works as you want it to be.

This is actually great and not a problem when we are talking about a normal website, but creates trouble when we are talking about applications.

If everybody is creating different user interfaces the users will have to learn time and time again how it works. For example software for Windows or Mac always uses the same standards and ways of working because it is easier to do so using the development tools Microsoft and Apple give you.

Now comes in the copycat´s role. Happily there are a lot of user interface designers that are consciously not inventing the wheel again or maybe they just have a lack of creativity: they use what our big brothers do and what people are used to.

So hereby I would like to salute the copycats and praise their contribution to usability. Long live the copycat!

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