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Océ PRISMAprepare vald som en av världens bästa designapplikationer

Pressmeddelande   •   Sep 02, 2008 11:05 CEST

Nominerat av Nielsen Norman Group till bästa gränssnitt 
Den världsledande branschexperten Nielsen Norman Group nominerar Océ PRISMAprepare mjukvara till top-10 för bäst designade gränssnitt 2008. 

Award winning OCEAN printshop user interface installed in Océ PRISMAprepare software helped ensure the application was one of only four PC based winners chosen by the Nielsen Norman Group. Their competition was the first to identify the 10 best-designed application user interfaces. This independent Silicon Valley based user experience expert sought nominations from all over the world. From numerous entries, just four PC based applications were chosen as winners. Océ PRISMAprepare was one of them. The other finalists were web based solutions.

Award winning complexity-free software
The announcement is further recognition of the award winning Océ OCEAN look and feel concept, which is at the heart of the Océ PRISMAprepare application. In announcing the winners, Nielsen Norman said: ‘'Printshops are stacked with increasingly more technical reproduction technology. Customers' expectations have also increased over the years. Océ has concentrated on the end result rather than the technology which creates the product, thus leading to an intuitive and visually representative product that can expand as machine capabilities improve.''

Customers benefit from more professional product
‘'Due to its highly representative interface, machine operators coming from either a print or PC background should be equally able to understand the interface and how changes on the screen will affect the end result, thus enabling them to produce a more professional product for their customers,‘' according to their report. Nielsen Norman argued that using the technology to simplify users' tasks by, for example, re-stacking already printed pages in a spare paper hopper ready for insertion later, shows an appreciation of what machines do well (repetitive tasks requiring accuracy) and what users do well (document layout and cleanup, and big picture issue detection).

Océ leads market in software design usability
Océ International Product Manager Software, ErnstJan de Bruin is delighted with the recognition PRISMAprepare has gained. ‘'Following the iF International Forum Design communication design award for Océ OCEAN user interface in 2006, this Nielsen Norman Group award for the PRISMAprepare application is a testimony that the Océ Industrial Design department is ahead of the market with the usability of the OCEAN concept,'' he said.

Consistency in brand guarantees user experience
Océ is developing this brand proposition in more and more Océ products, creating a clear advantage for end users in terms of easier interaction and consistency of use on Océ software and hardware.

About Nielsen Norman Group
The Nielsen Norman Group was founded by Jacob Nielsen and Donald Norman, two usability experts who have published several books on the subject of software design and usability research. Nielsen has been described as the "guru of web page usability," by The New York Times, while Norman was awarded the 2006 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. This is the first year the group has identified the 10 best-designed application user interfaces.

About Océ
Océ is one of the world's leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The broad Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the world's Fortune 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in over 90 countries and employs some 24,000 people worldwide. Total revenues in 2007 amounted to € 3.1 billion. Océ is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. For more information on Océ, visit http://www.oce.com/en.

For more information contact:
Océ-Technologies B.V.
Nick Gale Manager
Media Relations
Telephone +31 77 359 5628
E-mail nick.gale@oce.com