With a twitter hat-tip (a twhit maybe) to Stuart for pointing it out, the Neilsen Norman Group has awarded it’s bouquets for the ten best UIs of 2008. Good to see on-demand well represented and great to see our very own Xero take a spot. I use two of the solutions daily (Xero and SugarSync) and both are designs with great intuitive flow and interaction to the forefront.

The top ten were;

  • Campaign Monitor by Eyeblaster (Israel): integrated management of multiple advertising campaigns for media buyers.
  • CMSBox by CMSBox (Switzerland): content management system.
  • FotoFlexer by Arbor Labs (USA): photo editor.
  • PRISMAprepare by Océ (Netherlands): print shop software.
  • Seating Management by Magellan Network and DesignBox (USA): hostess stand reservation book for restaurants.
  • SQL diagnostic manager by Idera (USA): database performance monitoring and diagnostics.
  • SugarSync by Sharpcast (USA): synchronizing files across multiple computers.
  • SuperSaaS by SuperSaaS (Netherlands): creating and hosting scheduling and reservation systems.
  • Wufoo by Infinity Box, Inc. (USA): online forms, surveys, invitations, and payments.
  • Xero by Xero (New Zealand): accounting for small businesses.

The entire report can be downloaded here (for the not insignificant sum of $98). It does look like a very comprehensive report so valuable for those in the UI design field out there.

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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