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What not to do [Apr. 18th, 2005|02:05 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

Note to usability consultants: Please don't send us your usability research as a grainy, crooked, hard-to-read PDF of a scan of a fax. Thanks.

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[User Picture]From: agentrayevyn
2005-04-18 07:25 pm (UTC)
Haha, they're pioneers in their field. *rolls eyes*
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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-04-18 10:26 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHA!

maybe they meant to do that as a joke?
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[User Picture]From: cerulicante
2005-04-19 02:53 am (UTC)
The best way to take care of that is to make corrections to it, copy it, fax it to yourself, scan the fax and then send it back to them as a PDF.


That's how witches do black magic these days, you know. That old cauldron stuff got phased out back in the mid 80's. Nothing is more mystifying than trying to read a fax with the resolution set to "standard," after all.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-04-19 06:25 am (UTC)
The best way to take care of that is to make corrections to it, copy it, fax it to yourself, scan the fax and then send it back to them as a PDF.

Yes. And the corrections should be made by hand with a dull pencil and plenty of highlighter, the kind that faxes across as an opaque gray smear.
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2005-04-19 02:21 pm (UTC)
Do an usability analysis on the format of their usability analysis research.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-04-19 03:38 pm (UTC)
Heh. I sent an "I don't think his PDF embodies usability principles very well" email around to the recipients.
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