The Dovetail Blog

Basic usability fail

I was in my local dry cleaners this morning.  I took a little professional interest in the software system they use to run the place.  It's a Windows desktop system, running Winforms.

The screen for receiving a new item of clothing has a section where the user selects the colour of the item by clicking a button.  It looked just like this:

Dry Cleaning Screen Bw


Who on earth designed that?  How did they not think it would be a nice idea to use a little colour?

Dry Cleaning Screen Color

HRH captured by Mossy Breen

Congratulations to Dovetailer Mossy Breen who captured a fantastic picture of Queen Elizabeth as she surveyed the Guinness Enterprise Centre.  Well done Mossy!

HRH, The Queen of England seen in the Gravity Bar, Dublin in May 2011

Triton Showers get new stock control system

Triton Showers Ireland has taken delivery of a Dovetail-built application for tracking their stock. This system is accessed by their engineers and provides Triton with realtime control of stock-levels. This system integrates with the managed service calls application which Dovetail previously supplied to Triton.

RPA commission forecasts on web

For the convenience of its customers, the Rail Procurement Agency plans to show realtime Luas traffic reports on the web. The system will reuse the information that is sent to the Passenger Information Displays on the Luas Platform, publishing it on the web at