Material Detail Jakob Nielsen's Website Jakob Nielsen's Website

This web site has links to recent articles and an archive of 5 years of previous articles on designing usable web sites. It also has reviews of books and links to other sites dealing with this subject. (Note: this site has been favorably reviewed by BusinessWeek, Dow Jones, and USA Today.)


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Angela Ambrosia
Angela Ambrosia (Faculty)
19 years ago
Very Comprehensive site for upper level tekkies. Few Graphics, many links. May
not attract the new viewer.

Technical Remarks:

Text layout a bit dry. Have to drill down 3 layers for the good stuff.
Used in course? Yes
Ralph Westfall
Ralph Westfall (Faculty)
22 years ago
Jakob Nielsen is recognized as one of the leading experts on the subject of designing usable web sites. This site contains the latest issue of Nielsen's bimonthly column on web site usability, links to recent columns, and a link to archived columns dating back to 1995.

Nelsen is opinionated, and his frank comments are thought provoking and entertaining to read. Much of what he says is based on user testing of web site designs.

The Full archive link leads to a page with all previous column titles. The titles that have been read most often are identified with bold text. Nielsen's server data indicates that his "Top ten mistakes of Web design" (May 1996) column has been viewed almost one million times.

Nielsen's main page also has links to his personal recommendations regarding books and hotlinks to other websites with information on usability.