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
An expanded version of Don Norman's welcoming address to the "Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation." October 1, 2012
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
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
Don Norman was interviewed by Neil Briscoe for an article in IrishTimes.com: Is the love affair about to end? "Are cars as we know them to become a thing of the past?" asks the article. Where is the room for "Driving passion"? The question, Briscoe points out, is whether we can continue to have single people driving around, each in a ton and a half of metal. May 16, 2012
We are conducting the annual intranet design competition to identify the world's 10 best intranets. The top ten winners will be announced in January 2013.
The deadline has passed and entries are no longer accepted. March 30, 2012
The cofounder of the Nielsen Norman Group discusses Microsoft's challenges and opportunities with Windows 8, and why it might actually be superior to Android and iOS. March 23, 2012
For three days, FoxNews.com met with Frog, the global design and innovation firm in San Francisco that helped shape the original Mac computers and many of the most popular gadgets we use. Here are the concepts for the future that Frog developed after "frogthink" with their most brilliant brains. March 19, 2012
Digital books are lighter and more convenient to tote around than paper books, but there may be advantages to old technology.
March 14, 2012
Steelcase celebrated its 100th anniversary by asking 100 people to write essays about their dreams for the next 100 years. It is an impressive list of people and I am honored to be one of them. My essay, my dream is "the rise of the small." Here is the start: I dream of the power of individuals, whether alone or in small groups, to unleash their creative spirits, their imagination, and their talents to develop a wide range of innovation. February 29, 2012