...my blood pressure??.. maybe....
read this and wonder......
"The redesign helped Second Life reach their goal of increasing active users by 40%, to 1 million. New user attrition has dramatically decreased and accolades continue to flow in from existing users on the blogosphere. This is the biggest and most successful overhaul of the Second Life experience since its creation in 2003."
What??...it's the Viewer 2.0 designers boasting about their redesign of Viewer 2.
"Usage statistics showed that over 50% of new users who register and download the Second Life viewer log in once and never go back a second time. 80/20 was asked to redesign the viewer to address attrition with new users but without alienating existing users. Secondly, the company wanted to broaden the appeal of the product and make it more attractive for corporate and educational use."
So....along comes three bright young Boys....
"80/20 evaluated the Second Life user experience and concluded that the redesign needed to be drastic. Cosmetic changes to the existing viewer were not going to be enough. The team designed a new viewer based on the browser paradigm, so that it was instantly recognizable by anyone who starts the app. The browser analogy made it easier for new users to navigate, explore and get immersed in the Second Life environment. As for the second challenge of engaging businesses and educators, the team added new productivity features such as VOIP functionalities to enhance virtual meetings, conferences and classes."
and the 2 Andies and one Jerry would "love to hear from you".... at this email..... firstname.lastname@example.org.
They have heard from me.