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Simple things

Posted: January 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Usability fail | Tags: | 3 Comments »

Let’s take one dead simple thing we all use every day: the bathroom light switch. The majority of the houses (or am I wrong?) have this switch outside the bathroom, and if the door has no glass it’s kind of hard to see if the light is on or off in the bathroom.


Put on that piece of plastic some paint and you’ll have a perfectly usable switch:


Drag & Drop on the web

Posted: January 13th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Patterns, Usability fail | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

For God’s sake, if you use it, please offer an alternative.

This the “add to playlist” Grooveshark system:


Very neat, clean. Unfortunately, if you don’t already know that’s how you do it, you have absolutely no hint to help you guess how you add a damn song to a damn playlist:


Yeah, i asked a fiend who found out from another friend of his. That’s not usability, Grooveshark.