SIGIA-L Mail Archives: [Sigia-l] Best Quote from Seattle "Usability 2.0" talk
[Sigia-l] Best Quote from Seattle "Usability 2.0" talk
Regarding Don Norman, Jared Spool said:
"I went to Don's house for dinner one time. All I can tell you about
the man that brought the word 'affordance' into common use is that he
has to have a label on his doorbell because otherwise nobody can tell
how to press it."
Jared also described how the differences between EBay shoppers and
the rest of humanity made them particularly useful for discovering
gross usability problems.
I'm told Ben and Jared's slides will be made available on the Puget
Sound SIGCHI site in the next few days. (http://www.pssigchi.org)
"Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is
water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries
and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than
rhubarb does. Now, uh... Now you tell me what you know." - Groucho Marx
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