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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.