There is a problem I have with the UX on a number of news websites, and it’s become something of a pet peeve of mine. Here’s a pretty typical example from a few days ago… I was reading an article on Slate about the psychology of altruism, and as my eyes tracked down the page my hand reached over to the arrow keys. I use the up and down keys.. Read More
Quora is a very popular new service from the ex-CTO of Facebook. Here’s an image of part of the main page: The top bar shows an entry box followed by what looks like a button with the text “Add Question”. One assumes the two are related because there’s they’re in the same black box, so the expected behavior is that you would enter a question in that top box and.. Read More
Here’s a user interface failure courtesy of Apple: Note that the window cannot be expanded (why?). So how exactly are we supposed to know what the “Convert Selected Simplified C…” refers to? I’m not sure why any dialog windows are designed to be unexpandable – what’s the point of this constraint? I guess on the bright side, very very few people understand or use the Services menu anyway. But when.. Read More
I wonder if the programmer did this just for the thrill of the double-take or if he/she was more comfortable with languages like Arabic that read right to left.
I know you don’t want me to unsubscribe, but please make it a bit more compelling…