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Jakob Nielsen - The Movie

The Swedes have this deep and heartfelt respect for Jakob Nielsen that he really deserves. Now, they made a film in his honor. May come to a cinema near you...


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Henrik Olsen - February 08, 2019

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Bad Usability Calendar 2010

The Bad Usability Calendar 2010 is out. Go fetch it!


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Henrik Olsen - February 02, 2019

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Usability = Communism?

Dilbert is concerned about a self-mutilating user interface. Has he been sticking his nose too deep into The Little Red Book?


Henrik Olsen - July 15, 2019

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Dilbert and usablity

Here's a nice selection of usability related Dilbert strips.


Henrik Olsen - May 28, 2019

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iPhone mock-up tool

With this online tool, you can create your very own sketchy looking iPhone mock-ups. I'm not sure whether this can be used for any serious stuff though. But fun, it is.


Henrik Olsen - April 02, 2019

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Bad Usability Calendar 2009

The Bad Usability Calendar 2009 is out. Go grab it!


Henrik Olsen - January 26, 2019

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Users fix broken designs themselves

According to Jasper van Kuijk, parking ticket machines belong to the category of things that always sucks. See his example of how people in frustration have added their own labels all over a ticket machine with a useless design.


Henrik Olsen - November 05, 2019 - via Usability In the News

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How to save a million dollars on usability

Close your eyes and wish real hard that the users won't care...


Henrik Olsen - September 04, 2019 - via

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95% of returned products work fine

According to a study by Accenture, 95% of consumer electronics products returned to retailers in the US are working properly. 68% are returned because they were thought to be defective or didn't meet customers' expectations.

A related study in the Netherlands found that this was the case for half of the products returned by Dutch people.

Apparently, Americans aren't as bright as the Dutch people ;)


Henrik Olsen - June 11, 2019 - via Putting People First

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Yo! Da web design gangsta rap

"Your site design is the first thing people see
it should be reflective of you and the industry
easy to look at with a nice navigation
when you can't find what you want it causes frustration"

Hear the rest of the Web design tutorial rap featuring Poetic Prophet (AKA The SEO Rapper)...


Henrik Olsen - May 13, 2019 - via

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