Stephen gave us this awesome homework assignment of finding two things that have a bad and not intuitive design. I personally love activities like this because it really gets you thinking about what has a good and bad design and what might be frustrating. I have a web and physical example of bad design. The online example is actually a website that Stephen gave me when we had our talk which is hcibib.org. It is a site that has a lot of HCI resources and I thought it was hilarious how it is supposed to be a website talking about UX design, HCI, Accessibility, etc. and it is a poorly designed site. The physical object is the cabinets in our apartment. They don’t have exterior handles so it is impossible to know which way the door opens unless you just try it.
Example Kitchen Cabinets
How could we improve these? The way we could improve the website would be a lot of things. The colors and spacing could be a lot better. There could be a more organized way to set up the links maybe in a menu or something better. With the cabinets even a simple handle on the correct side to open it would be helpful.