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31

Seth Godin on broken designs

Here's an entertaining video featuring Seth Godin talking about all the bad designs that surround us and why bad designs exist. The talk is from the Gel 2006 conference.

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  • Seth Godin on broken designs Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - August 13, 2006 - via goodexperinece.com

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32

Fun Mac TV ads

Meet Mr. gray and boring pie chart PC who catch viruses and has to restart all the time, and Mac, the top-notch web-design movie podcast photo editor music maker.

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  • Fun Mac TV ads Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - July 04, 2006

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50% of returned electronics work as designed

A study from the Netherlands found that half of all electronic products returned to the store because of malfunctioning are in full working order. Customers just can't figure out how to use them.

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  • Complexity causes 50% of product returns Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - June 26, 2006

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34

Hidden settings in Word

Someone found the manufactures' hidden settings in Word.

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  • Screenshot revealing the hidden settings Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - June 01, 2006

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35

Google your keys

In a future not so far away, Google will find your lost keys.

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  • Google 3.0 Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - March 28, 2006 - via Google Blogoscoped

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36

Are ugly sites more successful?

Rumor has it that ugly sites are more successful. What do the usability experts think?

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  • Comic from OK/Cancel Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - March 27, 2006

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See also: Cartoons (14)  Fun with Jakob Nielsen (9) 


 

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Why don't I like Microsoft's paperclip?

Help, when you don't need it (video clip).

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  • Why don't I like Microsoft's paperclip? Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - March 16, 2006 - via Creating Passionate Users

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38

How evil is your site?

Test how evil a site is with the Gematriculator.

For your information:
- Google.com is 41% evil
- Microsoft.com is 8% evil

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  • The Gematriculator Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - January 31, 2006 - via Gizmodo

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593 ways of spelling Britney Spears

People often mispel words when using search engines. Google has registered 593 ways of spelling Britney Spears.

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  • 593 ways of spelling Britney Spears Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - January 26, 2006 - via justaddwater.dk

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See also: Misc humor (8)  Search (27) 


 

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Kill the pop-ups

In this close-to-reality game, you have to kill as many annoying pop-up windows as possible. Go get 'em!

Links:

  • The Realistic Internet Simulator Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - April 22, 2005

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