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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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Best Application Designs

April 23, 2012

Winning app UIs include domain-specific solutions that allow humans to focus on deeper issues while the software takes care of the mechanics.

Mouse vs. Fingers as Input Device

April 10, 2012

The mouse (desktop computer) and the finger (touchscreen) each has unique strengths and weaknesses. Thus different UI designs are best for desktop vs mobile.

Mobile Site vs. Full Site

April 10, 2012

Good mobile user experience requires a different design than what's needed to satisfy desktop users. Two designs, two sites, and cross-linking to make it all work.

Disruptive Workflow Design

March 12, 2012

Smooth-flow task performance makes application use pleasurable. But disruptions are all too common due to crinkly design or creaking implementation.

Bylines for Web Articles?

February 27, 2012

Should you say who wrote the content on your site? Sometimes yes (for credibility), sometimes no (for brevity). And rarely in mobile.

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