Why intuitive devices on hands only?
Previously lifestyle products,tablets and smartphones have been evolving to be more than a technological toy; they have been revolutionizing our workplaces, giving mobility and efficiencies like never before. And this seems to continue.
But whilst the usability and intuitiveness of smartphones and tablets have rapidly made them a familiar part of the business landscape, have these essential characteristics of the user experience (UX) extended as far as printing?
Businesses of all sizes in today’s business world are more open to adopt latest technology into their business eco-system for its proven benefits. However, expectation and satisfaction with printer technology and performance has been tended to lag behind, with UX at the point of printing has traditionally been clunky and somewhat complicated, leaving both fear and uneasiness. The question we had addressed: why can’t printers be smarter and more intuitive, when they are being used by almost every of not all offices around the world?
Idea of “attaching” tablet-like screen is not new and it has already been commercialised. However, unless it had to break the idea of tablet on printer, the benefits would be minor. Beyond UX, to really capitalize on the convergence of the tablet and the printer, from scanning to printing, the marriage had to be more than two becoming one. The experience had to be completely different. Businesses need smart printing solutions that can be easily managed through the same realization that people are experiencing with their high-tech smartphones, still delivering powerful performance, in addition to reduced costs for businesses.
Bringing together the tablet and the printer in an integrated, holistic way means more than just linking up two disparate devices. Doing it properly will provide the user with a completely new, intuitive, printing experience and bring the business an array of benefits:
- 1. Extendibility: numerous apps for workflow productivity and efficiency that are particularly designed to boost printing experiences for businesses of all sizes through Android platform allow employees to customize their document management according to their own working style.
- 2. Easy-to-use: intuitiveness means the adoption should be natural. With busy everyday workflows, minimized time in using and dealing with any documents will increase employees’ satisfaction. Take the headache out of setup by ensuring there are no complicated activation steps – in both the setup of the system, and for employees linking it to their devices.
- 3. Security: With controlled Android platform and server will secure business information in documents.
- 4. Productivity: a seamless UX, extending all the way from an employee bringing their own device in, to the point of printing means a more productive, always-on workforce. An intuitive interface also smoothes the learning curve sometimes associated with employing a new technology.
The tablet, historically, has not gone hand in hand with printed documents – theoretically even replacing them as slim, light and handheld. This doesn’t translate in practice though. The convergence not of the two devices only, but the marriage of the two technologies’ benefits has certainly created something worthy to be noted.Adding Intuitiveness to the workflow through easy printing experience that make complicated work life easy is something that we all can look forward to. The productivity of employees still sometimes depends on print – that’s why it’s so important to empower them with the systems to print intuitively.