Google Usability expert speaks : Check out this great interview with Marissa Mayer, the first person at Google to work exclusively on User Experience. Here’s an excerpt ..
“Google should be like a Swiss Army knife: clean, simple, the tool you want to take everywhere. When you need a certain tool, you can pull these lovely doodads out of it and get what you want.
When you see a knife with all 681 functions opened up, you’re terrified. That’s how other sites are – you’re scared to use them. Google has that same level of complexity, but we have a simple and functional interface on it, like the Swiss Army knife closed. “
Geez, an example as simple as Google itself. Kewl.