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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.

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

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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:

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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:

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