People Can’t Read

  • Joel Spolsky


When you design user interfaces, it’s a good idea to keep two principles in mind:
  1. 1.

    Users don’t have the manual, and if they did, they wouldn’t read it.

  2. 2.

    In fact, users can’t read anything, and if they could, they wouldn’t want to.



Usability Test Novice User Demo Version English Major Literate People 
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