Posts from "September, 2009"

Our new Blog is finally Online!

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Finally it is here-our new Blog!

Certainly you will notice a change in theme and layout as well as that our friends from WordPress have facilitated us with some great widgets.

The new blog is aimed at a wider audience -not only for pidoco° customers and fans but also aimed at the wider UX community out there.

Some of the new categories and features which we’re still in process of implementing are:

  • a usability category with great tips ‘n tricks and the newest trends
  • the usability calendar with all the important events around the globe
  • some custom-built widgets for importing and sharing pidoco° prototypes (via iFrame)
  • a community section
  • …and even more tba!

We sincerely hope that you will enjoy this new blog and that you will be participating by posting all of your thoughts, comments and critiques!

Hasta pronto,

The pidoco° team

The new registration process-made simple!

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We love getting feedback from our customers ! That’s why we have now made some changes to our registration process.

Up to now, when signing-up for a free trial account we asked you to provide your full payment details. This is now in the past.

From now on, everyone signing-up for a free 31-day trial does not need to provide payment details of any kind and is therefore free from any obligations after the trial period ends.

Simply sign-up and provide your contact details and then you can start prototyping straight away.

Of course you can sign-up for a subscription account whilst being on the free trial. But don’t worry, your trial will be running the full time and your subscription will start after the free 31 days!

We hope that this is to your convenience and wish you happy prototyping with pidoco°

The pidoco° team

Traveling: SVG Open 2009 and UX Brighton

After a long time of just developing pidoco°, next October will be different. I have two trips planned, one going to Silicon Valley and the other one bringing me to Brighton.

2nd-4th of October will be the SVG Open 2009, a conference hosted by Google in Mountain View, CA, which is all about Scalable Vector Graphics. I am very excited about meeting the SVG community for the first time after almost 4 years of SVG development. With all my experiences, I guess I have a lot to share, especially with respect to a complex application like ours. The second day will start with my talk, which will be about how we use SVG for pidoco°. However, the schedule is packed with great talks, which I hope not to miss.

Since I will stay a whole week (30th-7th) in the Bay Area, please don’t hesitate to contact me (volker at pidoco.com) for a spontaneous meet-up.

My second trip will go to Brighton (13th) and London (14th), where I am really happy to meet our friends from Webnographer. Together with even more people we are going to give an exiting talk about Remote User Research in all its aspects. Louise Klinker will present a Case Study on Remote Usability, David Tait and Ofer Deshe will introduce Remote Ethnography, and finally we will present both our tools for asynchronous (Webnographer) and synchronous Remote Usability Testing (pidoco°).

That not being enough, the next day we are traveling to London to meet people from Flow Interactive in order to get the UXcamp 2010 started, which promises to be even better than this year! (We do our very best…)

It’s official! We’re now Pidoco GmbH

Finally!
After weeks of waiting we now are officially called Pidoco GmbH! Since the 1. of September 2009 we now will be changing all correspondance to the name of pidoco°.

The rabbit is dead -long live pidoco°!

pidoco° sponsors IT conference in Berlin

pidoco° is an official sponsor for the Mensch und Computer 2009 (MuC/09) as well as the Usability Professionals 2009 conferences in Berlin which are held from the 6-9th September 2009.

We hereby would like to invite you to come along and see us at our stand which is located on the 2nd floor of the main Humboldt University building in Berlin Mitte.
We’d be pleased to meet you and hope to be able to give you some more insights into our products and future plans. Additionally, we will offer you a free BETA-account upon registering with us at our stand. You can then use the Remote Usability Tester (R.U.T), which is included in the pidoco° advanced suite, until the end of November -free of charge!

In case you want to know even more on our us and our vision, make sure to attend our talk!
Just like last year, Tino Truppel which is one of our visionaries at pidoco°, will give a speech on Prototype-Testing and on Tools in Usability Engineering. Tino will present a deeper insight into pidoco’s° Prototype Creator and the Remote Usability Tester (R.U.T) and on the upcoming tools which are currently being developed.
You can join the talk on Wednesday the 9th of September in Room 1070 at 10.45am in the main University building.

We hope that you will be able to attend the conference and that we can have to please to meet you in person.
Your pidoco° team