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Redesign Jakob Nielsen's site

Now this is fun! Win fame and prizes:

"…create a redesign of Jakob Nielsen's useit.com. Design a usable, intuitive layout and navigation, organize the content with usability in mind, and create a work of art which still reflects the importance and influence of Nielsen's work."

Sadly, Jakob states, that it's "highly unlikely" that he will use any of the designs.

Links:

  • The contest at Build for the Future

Henrik Olsen - September 04, 2003 - via WebReference Update Newsletter

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Jakob Nielsen Declares the Letter "C" Unusable

"Software usability expert Jakob Nielsen made a surprise announcement on his website useit.com this week that he will be branching out from website/software usability and now be including lingual and cultural usability into his studies."

Links:

  • Jakob Nielsen Declares the Letter "C" Unusable

Henrik Olsen - May 13, 2003 - via Usability News

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Jake Guevara

I just found this nice portrait of Jakob Nielsen in an article at the BBC News site.

The article is about a web design exhibition at the London's Design Museum called Web Wizards, featuring Joshua Davis, Yugo Nakamura, Danny Brown and others.

It seems that Joshua Davis doesn't quite appreciate the work of Jakob Nielsen:

"He rubs me up the wrong way. By saying we should all embrace standards, he would create an internet where everything was concrete and unforgiving. His ideas don't promote growth, they stifle creativity. We are at opposite ends of the spectrum."

"I once sent him an e-mail - that he probably still has - saying that I'd beat him up if I saw him."

Henrik Olsen - November 05, 2002

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I'm not saying that this is not a Jakob Nielsen

Derek R has replaced "shark" with "Jakob Nielsen" in quotes from the movie Jaws. "Don't know what that bastard Jakob Nielsen's gonna do with it. Might eat it I suppose."

Links:

  • Derek R's post to SIG-IA

Henrik Olsen - October 18, 2002

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Free expert advice from Jakob Nielsen

Chris McEvoy, a programmer who claims to love HCI but hate web usability, has a good offer for you. Save yourself £10,000 and ask Jakob Nielsen for expert advice for free. Questions that require a yes/no answer are preferred.

Links:

  • What does Jakob say?

Henrik Olsen - August 03, 2002

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Fun with Jakob Nielsen

If you haven't seen it yet, it's about time – the big list of stuff making fun of Jakob Nielsen. Highlights: - UseitAmp – an ugly WinAmp skin with a design a la Jakob's Alertbox - The Jakob Nielsen Drinking Game - Driving w/Jakob – a hit-and-run game - Design-o-Matic – famous designers flip-book

Links:

  • The site {USEITorLOSEIT}

Henrik Olsen - May 07, 2002

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