User Interface Design :: Projects :: UI Hall of Fame and Shame
Lesson (Errors and User Control)
Due: Jan 23
Help populate the UI Hall of Fame and Shame! Find two examples of user interfaces, one that you consider a good design and one that you consider a bad design. Note that the good design does not have to be uniformly good, since you may discover problems with it on closer inspection. Likewise, the bad design does not have to be uniformly bad. Probably the most interesting examples will be mixed.
Your interfaces might be desktop software, web applications, smartphone apps, consumer devices, car dashboards, building entrances, traffic intersections, shower controls, etc.
For each interface, you should:
- describe the purpose of the interface and its intended users
- analyze its good and bad points of usability with reference to all the dimensions of usability discussed in lecture:
- you may discuss other aspects of usability if you have space and consider them important
- illustrate your analysis with appropriate screenshots or photographs
Limit to one page of text (roughly 50 lines) for each interface, for a total of 2 pages (100 lines) for your entire report. You can include as many images as are helpful; they don't count toward the page limit. The report is a user interface itself so make sure it follows what you have learned about user interface design so far. Turn your report in to Google Drive when you are finished.