I posted a long rant about usability not too long ago, and included a mild jab at the Office 2007 UI (which I personally love, but which others do not) at the end of it. Today I ran across this post from Jensen Harris (a member of the Office UI team) on the science of GUI design, and thought I should share it in the context of full disclosure and fairness:
Pretty cool, eh?
Now what we need is a mathematical proof that people who use keyboard shortcuts are not only more efficient but also inherently cooler than people who use the mouse. I wonder if Fitts did any work on that front...