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June 02, 2004

Jakob. Grave. Spin.

This is now...oooh....almost three weeks old, so ancient by our standards, but I really enjoyed Design Eye for the Usability Guy - a take on applying some modern brought-round-to-the-usability-way-of-thinking design principles to Jakob Nielsen's old site.

I can't help feeling the 'putting it in Flash' was a troll that worked, but a lot of the other stuff in there is great - little icons to explain the concepts etc.

Oh, and do make sure you read the comments - by about number 80 it's settled into a good old usenet-style barney about xhtml v html4, fixed width columns and a whole bunch of other cool stuff.

From no 109:
>Iíve got an ideaÖ why donít you and Orion go do your own redesign
> and publish it and see if people like your version versus something like ours.
> Iím sure it would be an eye-opener.

Thereís something that always seems to be missed when talking about re-design.
I believe that once the knowledge is gained, people tend to skim over the
content. Itís familiar to them.

Which has to be one of the best cop-outs I've heard in ages....

Posted by Tom Dolan at June 2, 2004 10:28 AM

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