Best User Experience Services of 2013

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When looking for the best user experience services available, you’re most likely going to encounter a very large list of varying age and relevance and with a plethora of different suggestion choices. The problem is that best user experience services lists come and go as technology changes. Services can do things they could not before. This creates a mess when looking for the best services to provide the UX frameworks you need. This is a crucial aspect of the process, and one that cannot be decided lightly. So, it’s probably best if we shed a little light on the current trending software, and see what works well for now. We can only take progress and change as it comes, so the only way to keep up is to keep on analyzing it like this.

#1 – Magenic
This is our current top pick for web-driven interface or mobile-oriented design. They specialize in developing rich interfaces based around AJAX/Java/Flash and mobile interfaces for several popular designs and platforms.
Magenic sees the mobile and SaaS revolution coming and they sit patiently awaiting it, serving their existing customer base admirably. They’re a company to look into for SaaS and mobile development for certain.

#2 – OpenText
OpenText is something a little different and special. This is a system designed to interact and interconnect word processing and text cooperation services via Word, web, mobile and SharePoint. OpenText is a powerful system for facilitating interoperability of large amounts of textual data or information between employees. If you process a lot of text and data between employees, then you will wonder how you managed before you used OpenText on wager. OpenText breathes life into the old text data exchange channels now ancient things like Telnet used. How neat is that?

#3 – Infragistics
Infragistics is a form-oriented user experience prototyping service specializing in standard powerful GUI libraries for a full range of testing. Additional support includes a design editor called Indigo which is an impressive UX creation tool, as well as an interesting system of user recording which can be played back live through the form.┬áThis is a technique inspired by emulators and gameplay recording systems that would log button presses, and then follow the recorded states while it reran the binary. This kind of functionality in dynamic software delivery is something I hope to see more of in the future. It’s slick and with this recording system, imagine the self-service and training ramifications of it as well. Playing live recordings of program use by an expert and then allowing the user to try to recreate it? On top of this, the recording is a great way to test UX compatibility with employees in training, or for the UX for a target demographic. Infragistics is getting the most chatter on here because it is worthy of it. The novel new approach to coordination it offers through this outside the box thinking may be the start of something interesting in UX and in software as a whole.

These are only three of the best experience software titles out there, but they’re among the most interesting and powerful for their purposes.

Bo Amidor
Boaz Amidor is Head of Corporate and Marketing Communications at WalkMe and Contributing Author to ux blog