Bad usability design

17 08 2008

Ever go to a website that is just, plain, awful? And I’m not talking about rotating NEW! gifs on everything, but just so poorly designed, so unfriendly, so unusable that you wonder what they were thinking of?

The short answer is that they had probably just gotten a hold of a new technology and were trying out all the bells and whistles they could think of, then lost interest in the project and were studing something new.

The longer answer is that they are just stupid dolts who care more for eye candy than their web site, or are looking for the Wow! factor to show management instead of wowwing the site’s users, or who never learned anything about design in the first place.

Of course YOU would never do that! Never! You are to smart and sophisticated, to thoughtful, to considerate and aware of users’ needs to do something so marginal.

But, we all have lapses, we all make mistakes, we all have areas of knowledge that aren’t as up-to-date as they should be, and sometimes those show up in our work.

Fortunately the guys at bad know that, and out of their experience using some of these doltish websites have put together a calendar illustrating the latest and lowest examples for our benefit. Really thoughtful of them!

And was thoughtful enough to provide us a link to the latest calendar. There are also links there to all of their previous calendars as well, and they are worth checking out.

And we all need to check the calendars out, if only for the chuckle!




One response

13 01 2009

The 2009 version of Bad Usability Calendar is out!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: