Software Solutions – Simple vs Complicated

Posted at November 14, 2014 | By: | Categories: Useful Articles | Comments Off on Software Solutions – Simple vs Complicated

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Simple solutions don’t always necessarily mean weak or incapable of solving bigger problems. Learn how Infomaze believes in keeping things simple, yet building powerful and capable solutions for you.

People usually misunderstand that the simpletons (in any field, let alone the Software Industry) cannot be the answer to the bigger problems of life. They are so used to complicating things that they automatically assume that a simple looking solution cannot solve anything, let alone the bigger problems.

The idea of opting for a simple solution to solve a bigger problem is nearly unacceptable by certain people. “How can something as simple as this solution solve the complicated problem I’m facing?” they think. People are often under the misconception that a software that looks very complicated to use is their destination. In reality, they are actually nothing but chaos spreading monstrosities! We ain’t exaggerating, believe us.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, said Leonardo da Vinci, and he was right. Justly so. When we plan to develop a solution that we think might be very helpful to businesses all over the world, it is indeed overwhelming to think about all those splendid features that we want to add to that software solution. But the base into getting that solution built, lies on the most important factor: the cost.

In order to make sure that all our users are more than comfortable while using our software solutions, we keep in mind the following things:

1. K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid) – As much as we would like to add all those amazing functionality into one solution, we have to make sure that we stop for a second and think if a technically inept person would be able to use our system without much breaking his head.

2. Sometimes the silliest questions are the most difficult to answer – We give out the test versions to the family members of our employees, who are not so… technically zealous. Each “what do I do now?” or “where do I change this?” we get from them, points out the areas they are stuck on using. This serves as a practical guide to what we need to modify to make it even more user-friendly.

3. Get feedback & follow it! – Sometimes it so happens that even after creating masterpieces, people take a look and do not look impressed at all, which is obviously infuriating and insulting to our developers. Even more so, sometimes they’re asked to “dumb it down”. We take in every such consideration. What use is an application if it will never be used by our consumers?

4. Complicated? Not a problem. Complex? A begrudging okay. Chaotic? Utter no! – In a few instances, the purpose of the application that we develop inevitably needs a slightly complicated method. And we understand that. Therefore, if no other go, a step further would be to make the solution comparatively complex, although we try to still make it as easy to use as possible.

Introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos!” – This only sounds good when its being said by The Joker in a Batman movie, trust us! When it comes to your software, it’s an utter nightmare! Avoid this on all costs.

Following any other method to keep your application simple, yet effective? Do share it with us.

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