One of my projects involves designing new features and bits of of interfaces to a back-office system my company uses. Unfortunately, I mainly bring to the table experience and familiarity with consumer-facing apps and websites, not work/productivity applications.

Any recommendation for a good book to get me started?

  • Your back end operators are your consumers; you can apply many of the same techniques to make a good interface for them. In particular, look for the things they do most, and make sure almost everything can be done from the keyboard. Back office workers love the efficiency of keyboard input. – Bernhard Hofmann Jul 9 '13 at 8:10
  • Do you have a book that says that? :-) – Yosef Waysman Jul 9 '13 at 8:18
  • Sadly no, just personal experience developing a call centre web application. – Bernhard Hofmann Jul 9 '13 at 8:20
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