Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Usability guidelines from mainframe days remain largely valid today

Durability of Usability Guidelines (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

70% remain valid
10% invalid though underlying concept is valid
20% valid but not relevant today

Computers have changed less than we think, people have changed not at all. Good reference article with pointers to some old guidelines and to Nielsen's current material.

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