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The 8 Worst UX Mistakes Coming From Experts

The 8 Worst UX Mistakes Coming From Experts

https://medium.com/swlh/the-8-worst-ux-mistakes-coming-from-experts-692884971f80

“Expecting the unexpected

What one UX mistake on websites drives you crazy?

The unexpected. Performing an action (e.g. clicking a button) that does not result in a way I have thought it would.

You spin me round

 What one UX mistake on websites drives you crazy?

Those ‘Top 20′ websites, where you have to click a Next button and refresh the page to see each item in the list. Grrrr. They should just do a big long list on the one page.

Immobile pages

What one UX mistake on websites drives you crazy?

When I follow a link to your site on my phone, and I can only get to the content if I ‘download the app’. I’m not going to download the app.

theartofbadperformance

 What one UX mistake on websites drives you crazy?

Performance is perhaps the most crucial aspects of a user experience, but unfortunately it’s largely ignored.

Everybody hates reading

 What one UX mistake on websites drives you crazy?

I hate huge amounts of text without subheadings to summarize and divide up the text!

Your forms are out of form

What one UX mistake on websites drives you crazy?

As a user I get really frustrated when overly enthusiastic form validation tells me a field is wrong when I know it’s right. This usually happens when I try to add an international prefix to a phone number, let’s say, but I’ve also had buggy validation tell me that my date of birth was wrong, which is especially annoying.

A related frustration is when the page refreshes and some of the information you previously entered has been removed and it’s not clear what’s actually causing the error in the first place.

Sign in? Sign OUT.

What one UX mistake on websites drives you crazy?

When I have to go through too many clicks to sign in! there’s one banking site I use often, and I have to click THREE TIMES to even get to my login page. It’s awful! If you’re making people sign in to use your product, make it easily accessible!

Simplify

What one UX mistake on websites drives you crazy?

Complexity is the most prolific enemy of good user experiences, blighting all kinds of users. Complexity is also one of the hardest things to fix after the fact.

The only way to “fix” complexity is to axe features, so being the anti-complexity tzar means telling people their work has to be destroyed. Not an easy job. Good planning and the willingness to say “no” in the early stages of a product’s life are the best way to reduce complexity.

PS. I actually have a mistake number 9 — using colors and contrasts wrong. I even conducted a study and wrote an article about it, check it out if you want to learn more — Color vs Contrast: Which Impacts People The Most?

Stephen

Posted on: October 20, 2015, 6:58 am Category: Uncategorized