Good design for chemical inventory software
We all know the pain of trying to navigate a piece of software that's unintuitive and poorly laid out.
This type of software is time-intensive, draining, and uninviting to use. It’s a combination that’s particularly harmful, as your users are discouraged from regularly updating their chemical inventory.
There’s a big difference between “I just got a new chemical — let me add it to my inventory now before I forget” and “I just got a new chemical, but I don’t want to interrupt what I’m doing to log it.” Often the scales are tipped by having software that’s easy to use. These small decisions add up to big differences in data quality, which can impact how much you trust your data.
One of the key factors that encourages users to update their inventory is software design. Contrary to what some believe, making software intuitive and easy to use is no simple task.
Fortunately, recognizing good design can be straightforward enough if you know what to look for. (Check out our article on how good software can add hours to your day.)
How do you recognize if software is going to make you and your users dread logging in?
Sarina Schwartz-Hinds Manager, Chemical Solutions | SciShield
Rachel Jordan Manager, Implementation Services | SciShield
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