Can Hated Design Elements Be Made to Work?: Jakob Nielsen asks the hard questions, makes an example of one great technique being used in a less-than-stellar way.
Web usability guru Jakob Nielsen thinks your innovative iPad UI is too “weird.” I think he should, just maybe, stop worrying about a “back” button. iPad Usability: First Findings From User Testing
A useful FAQ about FAQs from A List Apart. Infrequently Asked Questions of FAQs
An eyetracking study shows that reads have a much easier time scanning down a Twitter/FF/FB-like one-column list than a three-column version. Single Column Lists Take More Pages, But Achieve Better Results – MediaPost
Crucial stuff for anyone designing an application that they expect users to, y’know, use. Applications of usability principles on a social network – creative briefing
Well, not die, exactly, but flip the script: Users upload or edit a piece of content, then when it’s time to publish, cue them to fill out a form. First, give them the lollipop, then, ask for their nickel. Sign Up Forms Must Die – A List Apart
Useful. 30 Usability Issues To Be Aware Of | Know-How