By Joe on February 19, 2004
I’ve heard design critic Jakob Nielsen blast so many designs that in my mind he’s become the Internet’s cranky old curmudgeon of a neighbor (“You kids keep yer Flash intros off my lawn!”). That’s why I was shocked to read this in a NY Times article on the design of the Tivo Remote:
“They did a really good job,” said Jakob Nielsen of the Nielsen Norman Group, a technology consulting firm in Fremont, Calif. Mr. Nielsen called the oversize yellow pause button in the middle of the remote “the most beautiful pause button I’ve ever seen.”
In other news, Satan has inquired at the local Home Depot regarding a snowblower.