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71

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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See also: Cartoons (14) 


 

72

Bad product designs

Here's a scrapbook of illustrated examples of products that are hard to use because they do not follow human factors principles. The site is maintained by Michael J. Darnell.

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  • The site baddesigns.com Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - August 18, 2002

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73

Usability applied to life

Why not take you own medicine and make your life more usable. Chad Lundgren

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  • Chad Lundgren's life heuristics Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - August 13, 2002

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See also: Expert reviews (11)  Misc humor (8) 


 

74

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

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  • What does Jakob say? Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - August 03, 2002

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See also: Fun with Jakob Nielsen (9) 


 

75

Play with the big guys and girls

Web Trumps is an online version of Top Trumps for the web generation. Play off web celebs, such as Jakob Nielsen, Josh Davis, Jeffrey Zeldman, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs, against each other. Each celeb has been allocated 200 points, split between the four categories design, innovation, wealth and usability. The game-play is as exciting as a usability expert

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  • Web Trumps Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - July 15, 2002

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See also: Funny tools and games (12) 


 

76

How people feel about flash intros

It's boring, it's nonsense, it's utterly useless, and it goes on and on...

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  • The Flash movie Skip Intro Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - May 27, 2002

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See also: Flash (6)  Bad designs (20) 


 

77

What if making a swing was like making a website?

An explanation of why projects fail to meet users' needs.

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  • Breakdown of a tire swing project Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - May 27, 2002

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See also: Posters (5)  Fun posters (5) 


 

78

Fun with Jakob Nielsen

If you haven't seen it yet, it's about time

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  • The site {USEITorLOSEIT} Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - May 07, 2002

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See also: Fun with Jakob Nielsen (9) 


 

79

IKEA fan site

There's nothing new about sites that violate basic usability guidelines by purpose just for the fun of it. But it's never seen in a commercial context. The IKEA's fan-site has it all - ugly spinning animations, a disturbing background picture, a hit counter, frames, etc. The site is supported by TV commercials and is the cleverest advertising I've seen on the Internet.

The site is in Danish

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  • The IKEA fan site Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - April 11, 2002

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See also: Bad designs (20) 


 

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Computer Stupidities

Is it just the users being stupid or what? If you read the stories in Computer Stupidities you might think so.

As the editor writes "You will read stories in this file that will convince you that among the human race are human-shaped artichokes futilely attempting to break the highly regarded social convention that vegetables should not operate electronic equipment. And yet, amidst the vast, surging quantities of stupidity are perfectly excusable technological mishaps -- but that are amusing nonetheless. After all, even the best of us engages in a little brainless folly every once in a while."

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  • The site Computer Stupidities Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - February 04, 2002

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See also: Misc humor (8) 


 

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