Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lesson from The Flip: Do less and you get to print less

Another way to keep it simple ...

"One more thing that’s cool about underdoing the competition: You get to streamline your documentation.

For example, this Sony Handycam manual (PDF) has 40 pages. Compare that to the quickstart guide that comes with a Flip camera: (below)

Wow, an instruction manual that actually gets read. Impressive. In fact, it’s almost like the instruction manual is an ad for the product. “It’s so simple this is all we have to say about it.” And I bet there’s a lot less support documentation needed too."    (Continued via 37signals)    [Usability Resources]

Flip Quickstart Guide - Usability, User Interface Design

Flip Quickstart Guide

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