Bad Interface Design Kills! Be Aware and Be Responsible!

http://www.asktog.com/columns/027InterfacesThatKill.html

Hi, everyone. We’ve talked about the responsibility of coming up with an usable design. Now let’s talk about the serious consequences, if we don’t do our job. This article is about how an bad interface design caused the death of John Denver (He’s a country singer, for folks like me who have no clue). I especially like the comment that the author wrote about the interface design on computers. I strongly agree that even computer applications are not likely to kill people directly, but “slowly driving people insane” is still unacceptable. The take away from this is like the title “be aware and be responsible!”.

Comments, Suggestions and Follow-ups are always welcome.

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One thought on “Bad Interface Design Kills! Be Aware and Be Responsible!

  1. Good post, good story, same comment as earlier about linking – don’t make your readers copy and paste the link, that’s too much work. Practice the usability principles that you write about.

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