“Initial work on the new design was based on a parallel design exercise where six very different Web site concepts were developed and tested with representative users. The most creative of these concepts was probably the ‘crystal bowl’ home page which is shown here, but many of the other designs were also very interesting. The usability study showed that users were not interested in far-out designs. Instead, they preferred the more straightforward of the designs, including one with plain buttons and small feature story illustrations that eventually developed into the current home page.” Note: It would help if the far-out designs were also intelligent, and not simply ‘far-out’ or ‘interesting.’ And I’ll arm wrestle anybody who actually thinks the ‘crystal bowl’ concept is ‘creative’ when it’s really just a plain stupid and quasi-metaphorical nav that is wholly unsuitable for a web site like Sun’s. Thank you. Have a nice day.