Usability HipHop And The East Coast/West Coast Usability Wars

from the you-have-got-to-be-kidding dept

I really have no idea what to make of this, and it actually scares me a bit, but it’s a Friday afternoon, and a friend of mine who follows the whole usability/human-computer interaction space is begging me to post this, so here we go. I’ve joked in the past that no story about web usability is complete without a quote from Jakob Nielsen, even though many people don’t agree with his ideas. Apparently (I had no idea, really) there is some anger between “west coast” and “east coast” usability folks, to the point that someone has created a comic-strip putting the argument into a hiphop battle storyline. They’ve also (no, I can’t believe it either) recorded a hiphop song about computer usability. This reminds me of the hiphop song about 419 Nigerian scam emails. Who knew hiphop cultures and technology had so many similarities? No, they don’t, actually. Anyway, this one definitely falls into the “too much free time” category…

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