The following are some questions I have received about the nature and purpose of this blog.
- What is the User Experience Team? See the About AEC User Experience page and the post about Software Designers.
- Can I comment on your posts? Absolutely. This blog is intended as a two-way communication with our users on feature design. The main thing is to keep the discourse professional and follow the Golden Rule. I won't go into detail, but this blogging etiquette resource covers the topic well. Comments are not moderated prior to publishing.
- Will you be telling us what will be in the next release? Sorry no. We will be discussing existing functionality and usability at length and will even talk a bit about current research we are conducting. But we will NOT be divulging anything about future releases because of legal restrictions.
- Will you be telling us why a specific feature is not in this release? Again no. It is our job to research how you work and design better user experiences for you to accomplish this work in an efficient and delightful manner. Although we do not ultimately decide what features go in the products, our research influences these decisions, so discussions about trouble you are having with specific features (or lack thereof) are welcomed.
- Is this a marketing blog? No. This blog will focus on the nuts and bolts behind the research and design that goes into the Revit user experience. While we obviously believe strongly in our products (we wouldn't be here otherwise), we will leave the marketing to the professionals.