What’s scarier than bad UX? That’s what me and CEO Rit were thinking when we had the idea for a UX “haunted house”: a webpage so horrifyingly misdesigned that it would send users shrieking.
While the UX problems of voting in the U.S. ultimately demand legislative fixes, we have been delighted to see how some U.S. companies and nonprofits have stepped up to remedy these issues just in time for this year’s midterms.
UX principles applied in the digital world can be just as effective in the real world, and the U.S. voting system—from registration to the polls—is in desperate need of a UX makeover.
How did bad design cause Hawaii’s missile scare of the past weekend? A picture of the state’s emergency alerts interface gives a clue as to how such a grave mistake could occur.
How did experienced TV host Steve Harvey make the terrible mistake of announcing the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant? Bad design made him do it.
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 a lot to.. Read More