Posts Tagged: Jakob Nielsen

Bad user testing beats no user testing

Jakob Nielsen has noted that it’s now twenty years since he started what he calls the ‘discount usability movement’. This might be egging it a wee bit, I’m not sure there is such a ‘movement’ apart from that which Nielsen promotes. It’s true that major companies use discount usability tactics – I noted before how… Read more »

Council homepages: what’s wrong with ‘interesting development’?

There’s been a great flurry of interest in local government webbie circles because a few councils have gone down the Google route of deliberately reducing homepage content and pushing search as the way to find what you’re looking for, what you want to do, what your task is. Lancashire’s Kevin Rainsbury told the lively thread… Read more »

How to write a good tweet

Image via Wikipedia My guru Jakob Nielsen has published on research Nielsen Norman Group has just completed on Tweet usability. To my knowledge, no one else has done this sort of research although many of the recommendations have been picked up elsewhere and some are plain common sense (not that that often stops people ignoring… Read more »