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Jakob Nielsen Quotes

A general principle for all user interface design is to go through all of your design elements and remove them one at a time.
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Consistency is one of the most powerful usability principles: when things always behave the same, users don't have to worry about what will happen. Instead, they know what will happen based on earlier experience.

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To design an easy-to-use interface, pay attention to what users do, not what they say. Self-reported claims are unreliable, as are user speculations about future behavior.

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On the Web, all advantages are temporary, and you must keep innovating to stay ahead

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The more users' expectations prove right, the more they will feel in control of the system and the more they will like it.

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Designers are not users.

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Users spend most of their time on other sites. This means that users prefer your site to work the same way as all the other sites they already know.

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Inadequate use of usability engineering methods in software development projects have been estimated to cost the US economy about $30 billion per year in lost productivity.

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A bad website is like a grumpy salesperson.

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Minimize the user's memory load by making objects, actions, and options visible. The user should not have to remember information from one part of the dialogue to another. Instructions for use of the system should be visible or easily retrievable whenever appropriate.

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Users are not designers.

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Diversity is power on the Web. Big sites may be bigger, but smaller sites will keep scoring higher for specialized topics, both in terms of their connections with users and in terms of each visit's commercial value.

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