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You can just read the sections about the tasks you want to do.— John Carroll, The Nurnberg Funnel
A Frankenbook is organized neither for linear reading, nor for random access. No matter where you land in it, you are in the middle of a maze with buttons to move up, down, or sideways, but no means of finding the end of any thread of narrative, great or small. Every page is page 297 and none of them answer your question .... .— Mark Baker, Every Page Is Page One
How Users Read on the Web
Summary: They don't. People rarely read Web pages word by word; instead, they scan the page, picking out individual words and sentences.
— Jakob Nielsen, Nielsen Norman Group
Nebraska is filled with internationally recognized attractions that draw large crowds of people every year, without fail. In 1996, some of the most popular places were Fort Robinson State Park (355,000 visitors), Scotts Bluff National Monument (132,166), Arbor Lodge State Historical Park & Museum (100,000), Carhenge (86,598), Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (60,002), and Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park (28,446).
In 1996, six of the most-visited places in Nebraska were:
We're thinking "great literature" (or at least "product brochure"), while the user’s reality is much closer to "billboard going by at 60 miles an hour." — Steve Krug, Don't Make Me Think
Faceted navigation is arguably the most significant search innovation of the past decade.
— Peter Morville, Search Patterns
With tags, your files and photos can be in two, three, or more “places” at once.— Gene Smith, People-Powered Metadata for the Social Web
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The conclusion of most studies about how people use help is that people don't use help.-- Mike Hughes, I'd Rather Be Writing podcast
The further a user must travel with their cursor, the less accuracy the user will have in reaching the target object.
— Travis Lowdermilk, User-centered Design
The same technology that simplifies life by providing more functions in each device also complicates life by making the device harder to learn, harder to use. This is the paradox of technology.
— Don Norman, The Design of Everyday Things
Include it all. Filter it afterward.— Dave Weinberger, Too Big to Know
Progressive disclosure is the best tool so far: show people the basics first, and once they understand that, allow them to get to the expert features. But don't show everything all at once or you will only confuse people and they will waste endless time messing with features that they don't need yet.— Jakob Nielsen, Interaction Design
The premise behind minimalism is that people learning to use computer software are impatient, mentally active, and curious. They want to begin right away getting their work done.
Science has become more complex, more specialized—every sub-discipline has its own vocabulary.— Stephen Hall, How Scientists Are Learning to Write
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