useit.competition -> News


January 19, 2001 #
Well the closing date for the competition passed and nothing much happened. More specificly: No contest entries arrived.
Who's fault was that? Well, both mine and yours. I didn't put enough time or effort into promoting this silly little competition, nor were there enough opinionated designers out there willing to put their design-effort where their mouths are!
Are we disappointed? Of course not!. And if any of you were/are working on an actual redesign, hold on to it. Don't throw it away as I have some neat plans for this site - even though the competition didn't get off the ground.
Hold on to your seats for a little bit longer

December 10, 2000 #
Wow! while we were looking the other way the competition got linked to at Scripting News and Eatonweb. Tons of visitors coming in (Hi!) and lots of people have signed up for update notifications and several more poeple have offered to be judges. All I need now is a sign from you people if there are going to be any actual entries or not.
On prizes: I don't really think prizes are neccessary at all. The glory and the fame should be enough :) I'll start looking for something cute/funny to use as a prize. I'll keep you posted.

November 14, 2000 #
Great news! are linking to us (hi visitors!) and Mr. Zeldman himself says he's willing to be part of the distinguished judging panel! So get to work people - redesign!
   20:00 gmt: We're looking for judges. Interested people should let themselves be known.
   20:05 gmt: We've started "the fade". Every day the the site will fade a little bit from the original Nielsen-ish colors, towards a totally different color scheme near the end of the contest. A gradual meta-redesign for you.
   23:55 gmt: Here are a few more thoughts on the competition.

November 12, 2000 #
DynaGirl has started Design-a-Ballot Contest. Good warm-up before taking on the challenge of redesigning Nielsen

November 10, 2000 #
We're been getting lots of good vibes from people coming from all over. Several blogs point to the contest pages.

November 2, 2000 #
Finishing touches made. Last bits of text written. Site reaches version 1.0
   12:00 gmt: Launch! - The point of no return.
   17:20 gmt: Metafilter points to us. Hi visitors!
   22:55 gmt: Closing date for entries has been set. January 17th 2001 - midnight (GMT). This leaves two and a half months for design and implementation.

October 30, 2000 #
Start working on this site again as Nielsen's public take on Flash usability triggers heated discussion all over the net. Many CHI-WEB members angry.

October 13, 2000 #
Write more content. Whys and more whys. Research and collect Nielsen-bashing links and humour. Notice that Don Norman says that is currently being redesigned and will change any day now. I find that ironic.

October 12, 2000 #
Useit.competition idea conceived. Early draft of the competition web site created. Sanity check requested from a couple of friends.