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Bloopers Book Helps Improve GUI Development

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GSKrasle
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"a parade of UI howlers"
GSKrasle   1/20/2015 12:27:16 PM
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I LIKE to laugh at the best of the worst, and though this book's approach sounds more systematic and efficient in its educational value, it IS possible to learn from a Parade of Howlers. There was a website (inspired by Donald Norman's book) called "ThisIsBroken.com." Its static unupdated corpse is still up; there are some good examples of badness (2007-era) still, and it was by no means dedicated just to electronic UIs, so there's something for every engineer.

 

The vestiges of ThisIsBroken: http://goodexperience.com/tib/

http://www.amazon.com/The-Design-Everyday-Things-Expanded/dp/0465050654

RichQ
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Re: "a parade of UI howlers"
RichQ   1/20/2015 12:44:02 PM
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Thanks for the laughts GSK. Howlers can be instructive, agreed. The book's author simply indicated that his intent was to provide guidance rather than simply presenting the error.

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