14 Sep 2010 - 7:58pm
Fil Sapienza

Humor for IA and Usability People

For a brief break during the workday, I once posted some humor and satire about the field that was well received. Then the site ended and for awhile the humorous stuff was unavailable. I apologize for this outage. In response to ongoing requests by visitors, the humor has been restored and moved to  



22 Jul 2010 - 11:03am
5 years ago
12 replies
Jared M. Spool

Do we really need to use Vowels to call ourselves a Designer?

Or, put another way:

D w rlly nd t s vwls t cll rslves dsgnr?

After all, we've seen the successful removal of vowels from sites like Flickr (though it's true they just didn't want to pay the extra dollar for the 'e' -- the life of cost-cutting startups).

But, do I as a dsgnr have to really invest in understanding and using vowels on a regular basis? Is it really important for me to dsgn ntrctns?

I contend that vowels only get in the way of good ntrctn dsgn, so I'm thinking nt.


3 Nov 2009 - 4:49am
Queen Catherine

unusability (continued)

OK - irritation of the nation.... cannot seemingly post to own
previous thread on here... unless I'm mentally challenged (which
could well and truly be the case).

Anyhoo, this is a continuation of the post

I've set up a blog to start a Blacklist / rant / irrtation session.

I find it's quite cathartic to vent ;)

18 Jan 2007 - 7:37am
8 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

This is the WTF (What the F*) of the day ... MS Firefox 2007????

I can't say anything else right now. I'm completely dumbfounded.

-- dave

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