Monday, May 10, 2004

For a friend who noticed some hint of Jakob Nielsen influence on my home page, I admit there's plenty of room for improvement. Andrei Herasimchuk summarizes it all better than I do here, with seven examples: Design by Fire: Gurus v. Bloggers, Round 1

We all know Nielsen’s faults. He’s put them on display so often in the past there’s no reason to bring them up again. (Ok. Here are some: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.) To add insult to injury, Nielsen can be a bit, shall we say, overbearing. Having said that, can Nielsen’s blinding color system, poor layout and unreadable typography be forgiven for someone who is attempting to convert designers towards better usability practices? Not in this lifetime.

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