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ReUSEIT! Entries Posted

The entry dead­line has passed, so as the judges get to work review­ing the sub­mis­sions, we get to see them as well, and there is some fine work to be seen.

Some of my col­leagues do not think the entries are very inspired, and I agree, but I’m look­ing at them based on their real-world appli­ca­tion, using my per­son­al “would Jakob use this design?” meter, and by that unit of mea­sure­ment, there are some real winners.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Tuesday, November 4th, 2003.


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4 comments on “ReUSEIT! Entries Posted”

  1. Posted by p on Wednesday, November 5th, 2003.

    the only one i like is this one. the rest, which i did­n’t even think was pos­si­ble, look worse than the cur­rent useit site unfortunately.

  2. Posted by Dan on Wednesday, November 5th, 2003.

    While I agree with your selec­tion (it’s on my short list too), I think oth­er designs have mer­it as well, and are bet­ter than Jakob’s cur­rent site.

    Some of my favorites (not count­ing your link above): one, two, three, four

    I’m not say­ing I would have designed it this way, nor that these are per­fect exam­ples, but they are all bet­ter than the cur­rent useit “design”.

  3. Posted by Stephane on Wednesday, November 5th, 2003.

    Thanks, You gave me two entries in your top five :-)

    I agree with you that most design were unin­spired, even mine… To make a lit­tle excuse, the four design that I pre­sent­ed were done last week in 4 days with client inter­rup­tion here and there and prepa­ra­tion for my Matrix Hal­loween costume.

    The best design in my opin­ion is the one already stat­ed, clean, sim­ple, and well design. One entry that I real­ly like is from Michael Pick.

  4. Posted by justin on Thursday, November 6th, 2003.

    I agree that many of the designs seem to be unin­spired, but I don’t think that was the goal of the project. Nielsen’s site, from a design­er’s stand­point, is very unin­spired as well, but it serves it’s pur­pose extreme­ly effi­cient­ly. If look­ing at the entries from a design­er’s eye, you’ll be some­what disappointed…but if you view them for what they were intend­ed for, there are some very good ones. On anoth­er note, it would be nice to see Jakob imple­ment one of these entries, even if just for a bit. thanks.