22 January 2009

Bad usability calendar

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Bad usability calendar
The (in)famous Bad Usability Calendar has featured 48 classic design mistakes in 13 different languages since 2005. Now it is available in its 2009 edition (with versions in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian and Polish).

NetLife Research, who is behind this initiative, got over 100k downloads last year, and are aiming even higher this year.

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