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Bad, bad usability! horrible things happen to bad designers
A is for Albert who chose the wrong form  for his content  run into the Spanish Inquisition and expired,  after some torment
B is for Bertha who tried to add value  through personalisation went to Tajikistan on vacation and died of starvation
C is for Charles who hid novel choices  in a drop-down and was murdered by a clown in a small town
D is for Derek who didn’t use video to support the user’s task, went off scuba diving and forgot his oxygen mask
E is for Edwina for everything required a log-in and contracted a deadly herpes after a bit of snogging
F is for Fernando who designed usable and boring,  the poor man was splattered  in spite of much imploring
G is Georgie who thought smaller  was easier to click hired a plane for a week, couldn’t find the control stick
H is for Helena who believed more navigation  was easy to use she went to Oliver’s party and died of carnal abuse
I is for Ignatius who copied every fancy  web 2.0 feature and was strangled  by his French teacher
J is for Josephine who evangelised oversharing and was swallowed by a big herring
K is for Katarina who always cloned Facebook, she traveled to Irak, just to have a look
beware
and
beware!
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Bad Usability

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A cautionary tale for designers inspired by the bad usability calendar.

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Bad Usability

  1. Bad, bad usability! horrible things happen to bad designers
  2. A is for Albert who chose the wrong form for his content run into the Spanish Inquisition and expired, after some torment
  3. B is for Bertha who tried to add value through personalisation went to Tajikistan on vacation and died of starvation
  4. C is for Charles who hid novel choices in a drop-down and was murdered by a clown in a small town
  5. D is for Derek who didn’t use video to support the user’s task, went off scuba diving and forgot his oxygen mask
  6. E is for Edwina for everything required a log-in and contracted a deadly herpes after a bit of snogging
  7. F is for Fernando who designed usable and boring, the poor man was splattered in spite of much imploring
  8. G is Georgie who thought smaller was easier to click hired a plane for a week, couldn’t find the control stick
  9. H is for Helena who believed more navigation was easy to use she went to Oliver’s party and died of carnal abuse
  10. I is for Ignatius who copied every fancy web 2.0 feature and was strangled by his French teacher
  11. J is for Josephine who evangelised oversharing and was swallowed by a big herring
  12. K is for Katarina who always cloned Facebook, she traveled to Irak, just to have a look
  13. beware
  14. and
  15. beware!

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