What a great way to demonstrate 12 key usability concepts – creating a calendar where each concept is demonstrated. You’ve heard the saying – “If you can’t be a good example, be a horrible warning.” Here is that saying manifested in calendar form.
A Brilliant presentation of the importance of usability. Brilliant because it is fun, and the ideas are all extremely well executed. Thanks to Netlife Research for this! And a hat tip to Jesper at justaddwater.dk. Netlife’s main site is in Norwegian, which will be a pleasent surprise for some of our readers.
The other twelve months of the calendar are available in a pdf (go to justaddwater.dk to get the download), and are really great. My favorite ideas (cleverly done in calendar as examples of how not to do it):
- Give All Pages Suitable Titles and Subtitles
- Don’t let news and information take up too much space from the main focus
- Use a language the users understand
Thanks, Jesper, and happy birthday – the one year mark is a big deal for a blog! Jesper’s current “highest traffic post” is a roundup of 30 ajax tutorials. Let’s see if we can push the bad usability calendar to the top of the list for year two of justaddwater.dk. Go check it out!