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1

The intuitive interface is an option

Al suddenly realized that he's stumbled across the Mother of All undocumented Windows options.

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Henrik Olsen - January 04, 2005

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2

Hazardous keyboard design

Stan didn't really mind the new keyboard design, but he just wished they hadn't put that new key so close to the "Enter".

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Henrik Olsen - November 17, 2004

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3

User Requirement Analysis on steroids

Dilbert to the User Requirement Analyst: Your user requirements include four hundreds features. Do you realize that no human would be able to use a product with that level of complexity?

User Requirement Analyst: Good point. I'd better add "easy to use" to the list.

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Henrik Olsen - August 31, 2004 - via Usability First

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4

OK/Cancel – The HCI comic

Well, it's been around for a while so it might be time to mention it at guuui.com: OK/Cancel is such a rare thing as a human-computer interaction comic, which is co-written and co-illustrated by Kevin Cheng and Tom Chi. It's updated weekly on Fridays.

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  • The site OK/Cancel

Henrik Olsen - April 15, 2004

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5

Website design tips by Strong Bad

"…I've been around this great, big internet of ours a few times, so I know what I'm talking about. And I can safely say, that whatever idea you have it is completely unimportant as long as you adhered to these fundamentals…"

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  • Strong Bad's design tips
  • Strong Bad's website
  • Strong Bad's Page Not Found page
  • Strong Bad's System Is Down page

Henrik Olsen - October 09, 2003 - via Croc o' Lyle

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6

Dilbert Flaw Marketing

Dilbert: "My design will meet all of our customers' current and future needs."

Marketing: "That's no good. They'll never need to upgrade."

Dilbert: "Please don't ask me to put flaws in my design."

The pointy-haired boos: "Flaws would work."

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Henrik Olsen - February 14, 2003 - via the OTHER blog

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7

Interface poisoning

Alice has been exposed to a user interface designed by an engineer...

The doctor to Alice: You have chronic mahjobbis crappus but that's not why you puked. Have you been expsed to any user interfaces designed by engineers?

Alice: Yes.

The doctor: You have interface poisoning. You'll be dead in a week.

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Henrik Olsen - September 24, 2002

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Dilbert interface design

Why software engineers shouldn't do interface design...

Dilbert to Alice: I designed the user interface myself. How do you like the colors?

Alice: PUKE!

Dilbert: Flu?

Alice: Interface design.

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Henrik Olsen - September 23, 2002

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