[thelist] Let the bashing begin

David Ulevitch davidu at everydns.net
Mon Jun 24 12:30:01 CDT 2002

<quote who="PeterV">
> http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20020624.html
> Believability down 98.7%, Jakob! I used to be a fan...
> PeterV

Jakob says:

The data behind this statement? In late 2000, before we published our 2001
guidelines for e-commerce usability, we analyzed twenty major e-commerce
sites. On average, the sites followed 45% of the e-commerce usability

In mid-2002, we repeated the study with 15 different e-commerce sites (we
did not study the same sites as in 2000, because the field has changed a
lot, to put it mildly). Now, the average e-commerce site complies with 49%
of established usability guidelines.

15 sites?  That's a statistical joke.

That's like saying: My friend and I love computers and he is lazy --
therefore, 50% of all computer users are lazy.

Well it's kinda like that.. :-)

_du (who makes no comment about his laziness)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the
world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead

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