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Kindle Fire HD now has better usability (New York Times)

Mr. Nielsen’s bottom line: “If you want a small device, for financial reasons or because you want to carry it in your purse, the smaller Fire is better than the iPad Mini. The 10-inch iPad is probably better than 9-inch Fire, but not by a lot.” December 5, 2012

Radio show about Windows 8, with Jakob Nielsen (Tech Night Owl Live)

You'll hear from veteran tech columnist Ted Landau, who writes for The Mac Observer and Macworld, usability guru Jakob Nielsen, who has actually put Windows 8 through a series of intense tests with a panel of experienced PC users, and Avram Piltch, the Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine. November 24, 2012

New Mobile Usability Book Released

Mobile Usability, the new book by Jakob Nielsen and Raluca Budiu, examines how we can create satisfactory user experiences for small devices. This new guide focuses on usability for mobile devices, primarily smartphones and touchphones, and covers mobile strategy, designing for small screens, writing for mobile, usability comparisons, and looking toward the future. October 25, 2012

Manufacturing, Design, and Innovation (www.jnd.org)

An expanded version of Don Norman's welcoming address to the "Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation." October 1, 2012

Video: Don Norman and John Maeda (PARC Forum)

Don Norman, Principal of Nielsen Norman Group, and John Maeda, now president of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) had a public, semi-moderated discussion at a PARC Forum. July 31, 2012

The Remote Control Where Do We Go From Here? (NPR)

One hour podcast: According to one of today's guests, the percentage of television-owning households with remote controls did not break 50 until right around then. Now we all have them. And we get bitter about needing three of them to do more or less one thing. And we hate their complexity and the number of buttons that don't seem connected to anything. This is probably their twilight, anyway, as you'll see after the news. July 5, 2012

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