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Winning Users' Hearts & Minds via Usability: A Retail Example
My recent blog series entitled “Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction?” established that WFM systems have evolved from point

retail design blog  much more. What About Retail Personas? While Kronos and RedPrairie have being using “personas” for years, both retail-centric WFM vendors have recently respectively engaged Projekt202 and Gomoll Research + Design , interaction and visual design and research agencies to help them take a fresh approach. With help from these third-party experts (who have a number of ex- Apple employees), the two vendors have identified several critical personas, such as site manager, field manager, corporate power

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PLM for the Retail Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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