Subject: Gleanings: let’s sell stuff
ecommerce best practices (finally something useful form the SIGIA list)
(also about shopping carts)
New Jakob Nielsen column
The current generation of mobile Internet products and services (shown at
the DEMOmobile’2000 conference) has miserable usability. New devices like
Blackberry, Modo, and a prototype Microsoft telephone do better.
“I don’t like Flash because I don’t think it is a tool that can
generate a good customer experience. In fact, I think
e-commerce web sites created in Flash are miserable.
If you know of a company that predominantly uses
Flash for its e-commerce presence, and you can prove
that the company is turning a profit, then check out
the Flash Usability Challenge. (Earn $150!)”
John S. Rhodes
Salon: A scanner darkly.
Scott Rosenberg. If a company wants a magazine ad to drive traffic to its
site, what’s more reasonable for it to expect consumers to do: Type
“www.companyname.com” into their browsers, or laboriously install the CueCat
and its software and scan a bar code?
Computerworld: At privacy conference, government regulation starts to look
inevitable… in the final hour of the conference today when one of the participants, U.S. FTC member Mozelle W. Thompson, asked the large audience of businesses representatives and privacy advocates a simple question: How many believe online privacy legislation is inevitable? A sea of hands were raised.
APROPOS OF NOTHING
click on the 1998 version