An argument for weighted customer ratings by Cameron Moll:
So yesterday morning I’m on Amazon looking for a book on mobile devices, and I end up buying four books — three more than I planned on buying.
I blame it on their precisely persistent presentation (say that three times fast) of related books, strategically placed on product pages, shopping cart pages, and just about anywhere else on the site.
Introduction to Great Design (First Draft) by Joel, yeah, the On Software guy.
Indeed, it’s surprising just how many of today’s devices and gadgets and remote controls have actually made TVs, stoves, and telephones harder to use. Suddenly, bad computer user interface design is seeping into the entire world.