A good user experience allows the user to complete their tasks and achieve their goals quickly and effectively. The Spatial UX experts from con terra work together with you to develop tailored geo-solutions that inspire your users. Thanks to the greatest possible acceptability, you create highly efficient and above all sustainable solutions.
We offer you a comprehensive range of services aligned with your needs:
- Advice on design and usability,
- Optimisation of the usability of applications,
- User-centric development of new solutions.
An introduction to the topic is possible for you at any time ... and definitely profitable.
Mit den Experten von con terra haben wir die Benutzerfreundlichkeit unserer öffentlichen 'Earth Observation Web Services' gezielt optimiert.
Michael Schick - EUMETSAT
UX, UCD, usability, etc. – for a common understanding, a brief list of the key terms is provided below.
The User Experience (UX) includes all aspects of a user's impressions when interacting with a product, service, environment, or facility. The term is often used in the context of software and IT systems, for example in the design of web applications or apps. It includes all emotions of the user before, during and after the use of the digital service.
con terra has had in-depth IT expertise in the geo-area for decades. Thanks to this know-how, user experience from con terra has become Spatial UX. Spatial UX thus describes the user experience related to geodata-based applications.
The usability describes how a (digital) product helps the user to achieve his goals in the best possible way. The more effective, efficient and simple the operation, the higher the usability. As a sub-area of the UX, usability is an objective quality feature that can be measured factually by means of usability tests. It is described in the international standard DIN ISO 9241-11.
User-Centred Design (UCD) is a procedure model for the design and development process. It puts the user's requirements, with their tasks, goals and characteristics, at the core of the software development process. The aim is to achieve the greatest possible usability of the applications and thus a high level of efficiency. By focusing on actual requirements and needs, (GIS-centric) solutions can be created that are quick to learn, intuitive to use, and can be implemented efficiently.
The User Interface (UI) is the interface through which humans and machines interact with each other. Good usability and a good UI design are the prerequisites for smooth interaction.
An important and widely used variant of the UI is the graphical user interface (GUI). Generally speaking, the user interacts with the software using a mouse, pen or finger.
While the user experience is heavily influenced by the user interface, UX is not the same as UI. In short, UI design is heavily focused on (graphics) design, whereas UX design encompasses much more and is more closely associated with analytical and technical aspects.
Design Thinking is an established and profitable approach to the iterative development of new, creative ideas to solve problems, including complex ones. Design thinking is based on the three basic principles of team, space and process. The central idea is that problems can be solved especially well when people from different disciplines work together in a creative environment and develop concepts that are then tested several times over. Here, too, the focus is on the needs and motivations of the users.
Dr. Morin Ostkamp