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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."

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  • Jakob Nielsen Declares the Letter "C" Unusable Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - May 13, 2003 - via Usability News

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62

Usability vs. Saddam Hussein

And the winner is: USABILITY!

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  • Googlefight Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - March 05, 2003 - via Croc o' Lyle

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63

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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64

Download the internet

Have plenty of floppy disks ready...

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  • Download the internet Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - January 26, 2003 - via HyDesign

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65

Urinal Interface Design

An example of how a tiny modification to an existing and widely used system can make all the difference.

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  • Fly UI Open link in new window

Tim Lucas - January 16, 2003 - via Webword

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Amazon.fun

In case you haven't read Mark Hurst's interview with Amazon.com's Maryam Mohit, here are two examples from the interview proving that designing e-commerce sites doesn't have to be boring.

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Henrik Olsen - December 03, 2002

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67

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."

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  • Derek R's post to SIG-IA Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - October 18, 2002

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Enjoy-mooo-mercial

GUUUI isn't a Flash promotion site, but there's a lot of talk about Flash and usability. And the Milko Music Machine from the Swedish dairy Milko is really something. You can produce your own music videos with the Milko cow as the star. Choose between metal, hip-hop and disco, mix dance steps, vocals and effects clips, and send your very own music video to friends and family. Everything is done with direct manipulation.

Milko has also made a follow-up

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  • Milko Music Machine Open link in new window
  • Milko Muscle Machine Open link in new window
  • The agency farfar Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - October 02, 2002

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70

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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