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Blog Archive for pbrittan during August 2003

Yes, you can support both In his post, Widgets follow form follows function, Chris Adamson ably describes the dilemma many software designers face when trying to design applications that support both novices and power users. In my post, Brittan’s Rules of Software Usability, I introduce the idea that software usability strategies can be seen through the application of three concepts:...
I am not going to pretend that I am a usability guru. There are plenty of folks who have studied the issues of software usability far, far more rigorously than I have, people like Jakob Nielsen, Tog, and Alan Cooper, among many others: Joel has solid advice on User Interface Design for Programmers, the Interface Hall of Shame is very entertaining as well as educational. However, usability has...