Like a tag team, this week it’s Tom’s turn to take off for the weekend and my turn to share this week’s comic. There seems to be a lot of examples of law suits over experience recently. Mark Hurst talked about spending more on usability instead of marketing - these days, we’re seeing money spent on lawsuits instead of user experience. Examples of such cases include Accessible Odeon and BugMeNot. Newspapers want our information, but we don’t want to give it to them. Instead, hundreds or thousands of John Does are probably in the NYTimes database - many of whom I’m sure live in Beverly Hills 90210 for some strange reason. Web sites want our information, we want their content. Exactly how much is our information worth?
We’ve prepared an extended comic strip for the User Interface 9 Conference run by Jared Spool’s User Interface Engineering. The comic is being released in four segments for your online consumption. In addition, it will be on the UI9 posters. This project was a lot of fun for both Tom and I. If your company has an idea for a similar project in the future, let us know. In the meantime, go check out the first instalment of LL Spool J and the Quest for UI9.