Posts Tagged ‘Usability’

Chrome “find in page” with smart search in unicode characters

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Look at this chrome search for the Danish letter “æ” in a page.

Notice how Chrome actually also shows occurrences of “ae” when searching for “æ”.

I am suggesting a subtle change to better support a common usecase…

Useful Usability Tips

Friday, October 2nd, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Smashing Magazine recently published “10 Useful Usability Findings and Guidelines“. Actually great work by Dmitry Fadeyev. I find the list well-written, well documented and the principles are easy to apply (or advocate in your team). The main points are: 1. Form Labels Work Best Above The Field 2. Users Focus On Faces 3. Quality Of […]

Sell More: Add Next Steps To Your Status Messages

Monday, September 21st, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Sometimes, when doing web development, we forget that not everybody are as familiar with the web jargon as ourselves. This example from Pixum (internet photo developer) shows a good detail: The status message from Pixum gives immediate feedback that makes it easy to go to next step Note that the status message contains a link […]

IT frustration and counter-productive applications

Monday, May 11th, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Frustrated by internal systems! I just finished writing a page for our intranet. But now I ended up frustrated with no article published: First attempt: After spending 10 minutes writing I pressed “save and exit”. but the article never changed. Second attempt: Spent another 10 minutes writing. In the review I pressed Command+backspace to delete […]

Interaction Design Experiment: Delete Row

Sunday, February 1st, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

It took me a little while to use the new file deletion principle from Google Groups administrator. You see the list of files, then click delete on the row you want to delete.The row then appears “selected” (the darker colored rows at the bottom). What confused me was that it still says “delete” followed by […]

Human Time Format Gone Wrong

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

In general it’s good to use the human time formats (1 hour ago, 2 months ago, etc.) that you see in many of the new web applications. In general, the detail level is up the shorter the time span.

Bad Usability Calendar 2009 Is Out

Thursday, January 15th, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

My Norwegian friend Eidar from NetLife Research pointed out that the 2009 version of the bad usability calendar is now online. Learning by bad examples is often a good way in discussing usability with people that are not hardcore usability people. I’m currently wrapping a couple of A3 calendars in plastic to use as posters […]

Intranet Inspiration

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Just purchased Jakob Nielsen’s new screenshot-packed “10 Best Intranets of 2009” report, which I plan to use as inspiration in my company. It might be of value to other Capgemini employees so I purchased the “site license to make copies within your organization and place on your own intranet”. Capgemini colleagues are free to contact […]

Download Pages — IE vs. Firefox

Thursday, August 28th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Here are two different download paradigms presented by Firefox download page and Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 download page (full size) (full size) It is interesting to see the difference in prioritation of the actions. Microsoft makes all download actions equally important. Which results in 20 download icons that all fight to drag attention. Firefox, on […]

Bad Usability Calendar 2008

Thursday, January 17th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

My Norwegian friend Eidar just wrote to inform me that their company (Netlife Research) has finally released Bad Usability Calendar 2008. Last year, the calendar got quite popular and even Jakob Nielsen mentioned it in one of his newsletters. This year, I’m more than ever looking forward to use it. The calendar has — as […]

Bad Usability Calendar 2008 Open For Proposals

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Just a quick note to mention that my friend Eidar and his colleagues at Netlife Research in Norway are now preparing the 2008 version of the Bad Usability Calendar. Please do post your proposals as a bad usability calendar is a perfect wallpaper and I have used it on several occasions for raising awareness about […]

Usability work on internal capgemini application

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

I have recently been working with usability an internal timereporting system in Capgemini. Due to time and scope limitations, there has been focus on the “low hanging fruit”.


Here are some of the lessons learned.

Bad Usability Calendar 2007 in Danish

Friday, February 9th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Thomas Baekdal and I have translated and are now publishing Bad Usability Calendar 2007 in Danish. I can highly recommend using this calendar in projects as wallpaper. But good luck on using it for actual planning. This year’s version contains advice regarding AJAX, overwhelming use of graphics, advertising, and much more. Download Bad Usability Calendar […]

Bad Usability Calendar 2007 Finally Ready

Saturday, January 27th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

I’ve been waiting for this with excitement: Eidar and the rest of NetLife Research in Norway have finally released the 2007 version of Bad Usability Calendar. Direct download: Bad Usability Calendar 2007 (1.2 MB PDF) Very nice to see that the calendar actually is released under a Creative Commons license, so you can translate it […]

Bad Usability Calendar 2007 open for proposals

Friday, November 10th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Our Norwegian friends at Netlife Research have opened for suggestions to next years Bad Usability Calendar. I already used the 2006 calendar with great impact in my professional engagements, and I’m really looking forward to next year’s version. To make a calendar for 2007 that has the same level of unusual unusefulness, we would like […]