Adobe Gallery: Valerie Casey on the other side of usability

Here is an interesting quote in an interview with one of Adobe's featured designers: Casey: Current practice is overrationalized and focuses too deeply on task analysis, and not enough on empathy. I think that now, Web design has really crossed over to another point. I think that usability was a hot issue, and it's fading because people are getting used to computers. Now all of a sudden, the focus isn't "we aren't meeting our usability standards." Now it's "what kind of cool user experience can we make that has motion and user interactivity?" And on the next page... Adobe: So is there no place for the Jakob Nielsens of the world? Casey: I think that usability is dead. How's that for bold!