Iterative Design: Finding a Better Way by Deanna Ballew and Libby Maurer of the Widen Product Team
“There’s gotta be a better way!” The best (and worst) infomercials about everything from squeeze-less toothpaste to gloves that peel potatoes start with this statement. But at the end of the day, these products attempt to solve real problems and, just like at Widen, identifying the problem is half the solution – and part of the Agile way.
This summer, the Widen product development team put on our “better way” lenses to look at asset editing. Many user interviews later, we launched an enhanced Quick View editing tool that solves many of the issues you surfaced: a larger area to see the asset, better zooming tools, desire to remain on the search results page, scrollable and editable metadata, and reduced page load times.
So, give it a whirl. Next time you click the Edit link for an asset in search results, let us know if we’ve enhanced your editing experience or you have other ideas for us to consider in the future. Tell us more about how we can help solve your problems on the Widen ideas page.