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Jakob Nielsen

Jakob Nielsen, Ph.D., is a User Advocate and principal of the Nielsen Norman Group which he co-founded with Dr. Donald A. Norman (former VP of research at Apple Computer). Dr. Nielsen established the "discount usability engineering" movement for fast and cheap improvements of user interfaces and has invented several usability methods, including heuristic evaluation. He holds 79 United States patents, mainly on ways of making the Internet easier to use. Read more about Jakob

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Tablet Usability

August 5, 2013

Flat design and improperly rescaled design are the main threats to tablet usability, followed by poor gestures and workflow.

The Human Body as Touchscreen Replacement

July 22, 2013

When you touch your own body, you feel exactly what you touch — better feedback than any external device. And you never forget to bring your body.

When the UI Is Too Fast

July 8, 2013

Users might overlook things that change too fast—and even when they do notice, changeable screen elements are harder to understand in a limited timeframe.

Seniors as Web Users

May 28, 2013

Users aged 65 and older are 43% slower at using websites than users aged 21–55. This is an improvement over previous studies, but designs must change to better accommodate aging users.

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