Taking the Ugh out of UX—The Quest for Intuitive Legal Tech

Posted on 09-25-2017 by
Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , UX , user experience

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Ten words ... that’s all it takes to describe a great user experience (UX) when you’re researching something:

Find what you want, where you expect to find it.

Creating a great UX is the raison d’être for many product developers today, including those in legal research. With technology being so integral to a lawyer’s livelihood, it’s no wonder there is an entire industry devoted to improving the UX of research apps, software and services.  

 Bad UX—A Colossal Waste Of Time

If you’re a lawyer, your time is valuable. You certainly don’t want to wander through five clicks and land in the wrong place. This is a bad user experience, and it burns up your valuable minutes. With a better UX, you could have saved time or felt more comfortable while completing your tasks.

Naturally, the best UXs are when you zero in on exactly what you’re looking for, or land on something unexpected but incredibly useful.

Speed is a must for a good UX.

Solutions For How You Work

The latest upgrade to Lexis Practice Advisor® helps you do just that—work with speed. With an even greater emphasis on the user experience, it has redefined how lawyers search for practical guidance. Not only can you access contributions from 650+ attorneys—145 added just in 2017, the search options are much more flexible.

The new interface has additional navigation options that let you pinpoint your search by:

  • practice area,
  • content type or
  • jurisdiction.

Then, to help you find what you want faster, the results can be narrowed by jurisdiction and other filters to end repetitive scrolling through lengthy state listings. It’s not just smarter searching; the end result is quickly finding insights that support what you do, whether its mergers & acquisitions, IP or any of more than a dozen practice areas.

Tweaking the UX on legal products will never cease. Designers are constantly rethinking and upgrading based on observing, talking to, and listening to lawyers. The objective is to create a UX so seamless that you don’t even realize it’s something special. So, be on the lookout for technology that is an extension of you. When you encounter it, give a little cheer for the creators who kept you in mind.

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