Jack Bellis, email@example.com
Improving user interface design through simple communication
improvements and lessons learned repeatedly in computerdom. Bellis' Law:
"For every computer problem, even many hardware problems, there is
a simple user interface solution."
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Problems with UI design will not be solved by more
technology or testingónot that there's anything wrong with thatóbut
by straightforward thinking and words.
The most usable design is the one that anyone can
learn quickly, and, once learned, use with increasing proficiency.
- Most usability improvements can be accomplished with only wording
- Users aren't dumb, they just need a fighting chance.
- Most usability measures should address a mythical, "competent
Windows user," and not necessarily a naive or uninitiated user.
- Computers are a worst-case-scenario of an invisible technology: electronics.