My company focuses on RIA projects, and our design team is interested in
collecting lots of examples of interaction design patterns that leverage
the capabilities of a truly rich application. Of course, we've already
found a lot of great stuff on the web, but I wanted to reach out to this
list to see if you guys could contribute some of your favorites.
Currently I'm working on an essay about Rich Internet Applications. In this
essay I'm trying to find and/or create a model for the development of RIA's.
This model should help people along in their thinkpad towards creating RIA's
which are created for users (user centered design) and with all the benefits
a RIA should have (seamless, connected, etc.).
I am doing some research RIA applications and one of the aspects that are
often mentioned is the ROI aspect. Macromedia and other pro-RIA 'activists'
claim that when you do RIA instead of HTML sites, the ROI will be higher.
However, I cannot find ANY scientific evidence that supports this
assertion!!!! All documents that I can find make suggestive conclusions in
favour of RIA's and even without comparing the RIA to an alternative.
For example, it is said that when Mini launched their RIA Car Configurator
it boosted their sales so much that their sales targets were exceeded by
I'm in search of individuals and studios that have been designing and/or
building RIA's. I'm particularly interested in speaking to parties who have
been working with Macromedia Flash and Flex.
I'm in the process of building the user experience discipline for Macromedia
Professional Services and I want to establish outsourcing relationships with
top talent. Please contact me directly if you think that you or your company
fits the bill.
Tony Lopez | User Experience | Macromedia Consulting