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Why do designers hate Jakob?


Why do designers hate Jakob?

posted on 2003/08/13 16:16


No, Stef, he gets it wrong by stating rules, rather than principles to be followed


It's easy to follow Jakob, but end up with a shit solution if you don't understand the underlying principles of interaction design


e.g. cramming stuff into a page, or crafting some unweildy nav system, to avoid more than three clicks


I've seen it happen more than I care to talk about


You can do so much better than Jakob - Raskin, Veen, etc, etc.


He has his place but he's damaging as well as helpful to people's knowledge of how to design well.


woo, touched a nerve there


We hate you all. Yes, especially you. Sod off and DIE