Tag Archives: Jakob Nielsen

Top 10 Design Mistakes of Bloggers

According to the list released today by usability guru Jakob Nielsen, I’m making several mistakes, including number 8: 8. Mixing Topics If you publish on many different topics, you’re less likely to attract a loyal audience of high-value users. Busy people might visit a blog to read an entry about a topic that interests them. […]

What You Get is What Microsoft Sees

Usability guru Jakob Nielsen heralds the next version of Microsoft Office for introducing “a new interaction paradigm called the results-oriented user interface.” As the demos show, the most obvious departure from the past is that menus and toolbars are all but wiped out. The focus is now on letting users specify the results they want, […]

Flash Panned

Today usability guru Jakob Nielsen released his list of the “Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2005.” I’m gratified to see that Flash is #3. I view it as a personal failure that Flash collected the bronze medal for annoyance. It’s been three years since I launched a major effort to remedy Flash problems and […]

More Teens use the Web, but for What?

According to a recent Pew study, about 90% of those ages 12-17 use the Internet, but only 66% of adults do so. However, one of Jakob Nielsen’s usability studies seems to show that adults make more proficient use of the Internet, in contrast to persistent stereotypes:Many people think teens are technowizards who surf the Web […]