Transpara – Visual KPI Software

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In our pilot episode, we meet with Michael Saucier, CEO of Transpara Software ( to look at the “Visual KPI” software they produce and how it might be able to get a facelift which will provide a more streamlined interface which is both easier to use as well as being visually appealing. The challenge here is how to work within their requirements of being a web based interface designed to be viewed on a variety of mobile devices.



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      Tim Aidlin
      This was a very interesting project to work on.  Robert, Hans, and Michael provided invaluable feedback and we were able to make significant improvements in their product.

      I'm looking forward to doing more of these.
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      Robert Hess
      Our plan is to film perhaps four of these episodes a year, with each episode trying to highlight different approaches to taking a new look at the features, functionality, and interfaces of an application. Some will be like this one where it is more about showing how even fairly straightforward "business" applications can still benefit from spending some time thinking about it's visual interface, but I expect we will also spend some time looking at other ways to structure an application, or provide valueable features and functionality.

      We'd love to hear from you folks what you thought about this particular episode, as well as what areas of solution/application design you'd like us to look at "pimping up" next.

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      hmm... Their website is currently down...

    • User profile image
      Great idea for a show.

      Have you already planned the next one? I'd like to see a business WinForms app pimp'ed up with WPF.

      Good luck guys.
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      We REALLY enjoyed working with you and your team, Robert!  Thanks for helping us get a leg up on the competition.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help "Pimp" the show!

      We had intermittent hardware failures on the web site starting on Wed so we are ripping and replacing the blade tomorrow.  

      I will be back to commission Visual KPI at the Microsoft data centers in February, so I will be sure to stop by and say hi.

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