One thing that hasn’t evolved that much for the average computer user is how to get what they’re thinking into the computer. Most business analysts probably still think primarily of the old technologies.
We’ve had keyboards forever. And many business analysts spend a significant proportion of their time as an (untrained) typist.
Unless we can ‘touch type’, business analysis activities such as writing up interview notes, reports and business cases tend to be relatively slow and error prone.
We perhaps concentrate on our actions at the expense of the quality of our content. We ought to be able to use our minds more efficiently and more creatively.
Voice input can help, but is problematic in a noisy office.
Various forms of scanner are great for a limited range of jobs.
It would be useful to make business analysis activities more efficient. And as a business analyst, you might want to offer your users something really innovative. Nice idea, but how easy is this in practice?
There have been some great innovations for specific roles such as surgeons who obviously need to work ‘hands free’ of everything except the tools of their jobs. We are getting an insight into what is coming. Which takes us to tomorrow’s technologies.
How about being able to tell the computer your innermost thoughts without touching anything? An article in Wired magazine takes a look.