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Repainting a Hippopotamus. Redesigning a Mature Desktop Application UI

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Redesigning the user interface of a popular application is extremely unrewarding: there are much more limitations compared to developing from scratch, the price of error is high while the effects of well-designed solutions may take a long time to be seen. However the development team of virtually any mature product faces such a necessity sooner or later.

This presentation covers a case of UI redesign of a complex trading platform: how design and development teams work was organized, how the possible negative effects and risks were mitigated, what mistakes were made and what curious side-effects we observed during the course of the project.

Alexey Gaponov

Alexey Gaponov|Алексей Гапонов

UI Design Team lead, Devexperts

Alexey manages the user interface design team in a company focused on trading software, worked as a guest lecturer on human-computer interaction (HCI) for computer science students in St.Petersburg State University and is an active member of the UX St.Petersburg community.


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