Human Computer Interface guru.
Jakob Nielsen, Ph.D., is a User Advocate and principal of the Nielsen Norman Group which he co-founded with Donald Norman. His web site www.useit.com is a premier reference site for designing a usable, useful and accessable web sites.
To me, Jakob Nielsen is notable because, in a world filled with Flash and poor web sites, he remains true to simplicity and effective design. Contrary to the writeup above, his methods do not advocate boring web sites, they enforce rigour that many lazy people would rather not think about.
- Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity
- Usability Engineering
- Multimedia and Hypertext
- Usability Inspection Methods
- International User Interfaces
- Advances in Human-Computer Interaction
- Hypertext and Hypermedia
- Designing User Interfaces for International Use
- Coordinating User Interfaces for Consistency