Nielsen on usability in movies

This was too good to pass up and Jakob Nielsen’s usability newsletter is not exactly known for its humour, so I had to link to it. Now, you understand. I liked the following one the best, but there are others that’ll make you smile too.

9. You’ve Got Mail is Always Good News
In the movies, checking your mail is a matter of picking out the one or two messages that are important to the plot. No information pollution or swamp of spam. No ever-changing client requests in the face of impending deadlines. And you never overlook information because a message’s subject line violated the email usability guidelines.

Read Usability in the movies , it’s got some interesting bloopers.


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