Items tagged with usability

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Form or function in hotel design

November 17, 2015 - 302 words
The hotel has one of the most beautifully designed rooms I’ve ever stayed in. It’s also the worst designed hotel room I’ve ever stayed in.
Also tagged as: design hotel lisbon travel

The rest of the world is not like you

April 5, 2010 - 308 words , 4 comments
Normal people are different. Keep that in mind when creating or marketing a product.
Also tagged as: ipad marketing normal productmanagement users

SEO realities

October 12, 2009 - 278 words
The real search engine optimization. Works every time.
Also tagged as: marketing people powazek seo

Thanks O'Reilly

June 29, 2009 - 124 words , 1 comment
Captcha usability
Also tagged as: captcha oreilly oscon signup

Are we done yet?

January 29, 2008 - 10 words , 2 comments
The worst progress report ever.
Also tagged as: image loading progress

Draconian licensing makes piracy attractive

December 26, 2007 - 480 words , 4 comments
Microsoft’s distinction between OEM and retail versions of Windows is enough to drive one to piracy.
Also tagged as: copyright licensing microsoft piracy windows

DocStoc bizarre form layout

October 19, 2007 - 338 words
Some odd choices in the signup and login form at DocStoc left me frustrated.
Also tagged as: docstoc thisisbroken ui

iPhone dialing annoyances

September 25, 2007 - 572 words , 12 comments
A few annoyances with the iPhone’s phone interface.
Also tagged as: apple iphone thisisbroken

ThinkFree -- making it hard to sign up

December 1, 2006 - 244 words , 2 comments
Signing up for ThinkFree is a hassle.
Also tagged as: thinkfree thisisbroken

Amazon Shipping indicator

November 25, 2006 - 202 words , 1 comment
Amazon could help customers by showing them earlier if an item can be shipped for free.
Also tagged as: amazon ecommerce shipping

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Assumptions and project planning (Feb 18)
When your assumptions change, it's reasonable that your project plans and needs change as well. But too many managers are afraid to go back and re-work a plan that they've already agreed to.
Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s
Are 1:1s confidential? (Jan 2)
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower (Jan 1)
Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team? (Dec 28)
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.
What agenda items should a manager bring to a 1:1? (Dec 23)
At least 80% of a 1:1 agenda should be driven by your report, but if you also to use this time to work on things with them, then you’ll have better meetings.

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