How do real people in real-life situations use ezeep, and how can we better support their needs? This question drives our consumer research—we want to respond accordingly and ramp-up our game where it’s needed. This week, we ezeeps are proud to introduce our new Printers & Settings Pages, which are more delightful than ever before.
Here, we talk to influencers and innovators from the Berlin startup scene about printing, technology and innovation.
On an average day working as UI/UX designer, around 70% of my time is spent in the “digital world”. I do my work on a computer, communicate with people over social networks and listen to music with smart apps and devices. I collect memories in digital photo albums and finally I work for a company whose product is almost entirely digital (and I gave up trying to explaining that to my grandma). The remaining 30% of my time I spend offline in the real world – meeting up with friends, going on picnics in the beautiful Berlin parks, and sleeping (this is the world my grandma understands).
In a series of interviews with key people from the Berlin startup scene, we set out to explore the general opinion about printer technology and to hear stories about printer problems.
In this first episode we sat down with Henrik Berggren (Readmill) to talk about his experiences with printers. Henrik is a dedicated technology enthusiast, spends his time working on the social e-reading app Readmill and is highly involved in the Berlin startup community.
See our interview below to learn more about Henrik’s views on printer technology and hear his printing story.
Since its first mention in the 1975 Businessweek article, many have prophesied the coming of the “paperless office” and with the increasing popularity of tablets and other mobile devices, a workplace without printers may not seem too unlikely. But what do the facts suggest? Has print indeed gone digital or is there still a need for printers and hard copy TPS reports?
Click on the infographic below for an enlarged view of today’s printing trends.
Last night was a very special night for everyone of us at ezeep. At a fully booked event in the heart of Berlin, we introduced ezeep to the world. ezeep’s vision of changing the biggest pain in technology was revealed and the reaction we got from people was fantastic. Our message was clear – it is time to change a technology still stuck in the 80s.
When it comes to technology and the way user interface has developed over the past 10 years, simplicity and intuitive design have changed the way we interact with the technology around us every day. Gone are the days when we were required to read through pages of instruction manuals and spend hours learning the navigation and features of a newly acquired product. Applications and tech gadgets today are often so intelligently designed that manuals have practically become obsolete and even children can understand intuitively how to operate technologically advanced devices.
The one exception to this is of course the brat of technology: printers. Here are 3 reasons why the user experience of computer printers is a nightmare.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “printing”? The feeling of frustration? Annoyance? Exasperation? Anger?
Printing is a pain and in our experience, printers are a source of problems far from the helpful peripherals they are meant to be. Because more often than not, they simply do not seem to work. It’s time for a change.