Posts Tagged ‘David Platt’

Why Software Sucks?

February 13, 2008

After attending a session with Davis Platt at TechEd in Barcelona, I recently decided to finish his book “Why Software Sucks”. While there are some explanations (like the difference between static and dynamic web pages) that do get a little long for those use to working with computers (In Davis defense the book IS written for non-technical personnel), the general message of the book is basic, yet so true. Developers forget their users. David Platt’s “First, Last and Only Law of User Interface Design”: “Know Thy User, For He Is Not Thee”, is in my opinion something every developer involved in implementing user interfaces, should repeat to himself daily.