This is my archive

It’s Broken

In a fantastic and still relevant talk from 2006, Seth Godin discusses broken design with the same frustration I feel on a day to… Read More

Are captchas getting harder?

I have noticed lately that Captchas, those ubiquitous letter-images designed to fool computers (but supposedly readable by humans) have been getting absolutely… Read More

Visual Searching

As the amount of information continues to grow on the internet, it is becoming harder and harder to find stuff. As you know, necessity is… Read More

Know Your Users – It Matters

There is an interesting article published on Boxes and Arrows a couple of weeks ago that I wanted to share with you. The article… Read More

Advanced Searching Sucks

Boxes and Arrows has a great article about Searching. The article is worth reading and the discussion thread is fantastic. Stephen Turbek’s… Read More

10 Usability Testing Tips

Recently, a client asked us to put together a list of high level “dos” and “don’ts” for usability testing. It has taken us several… Read More

Another tool for the everyday narcissist?

If you haven’t seen this already, then take a moment to checkout Google’s newest addition to their ever-so-ubiquitous Googlemaps tool – Street… Read More

Double Click = Search?

Normally, when you click on a word on the web or on most word processing applications, the word is selected. Right? Well, recently, I… Read More

Writing and Images for The Web, and Male Crotches

Jakob Nielsen and Coyne performed an eye tracking study to test some of his theories and work. The results confirmed many of the… Read More

The eternal mystery of “Clippy”

If you care about usability, and why good ideas go bad, and read nothing else on the subject, please read this: Clippy and User… Read More