UX Antipatterns: Hidden Traps in Sites & Apps
Let’s face it, as designers we’ve all been guilty of carelessly adopting popular usability and design conventions from time to time. Usually, we get the benefit of someone else’s thoughtfulness and research - no effort required. Unfortunately, popular solutions to user interface problems are sometimes actually counterproductive.
In this session, Michael Boeke will be discussing user experience antipatterns - design conventions that appear to be good solutions at first, but actually end up hampering usability. We’ll look at a number of real life antipatterns collected from around the web, and explore some better approaches. Hopefully, we’ll all walk out with a few new items in our design toolkit, and an increased awareness (and wariness) of design conventions.
Additional Supporting Materials
- What are design patterns and antipatterns?
- How do antipatterns affect the user's experience of your software?
- What are some examples of common UX antipatterns, and what are some better alternative patterns that designers can use?
- How is the shift from desktop to mobile devices affecting design patterns, and what new antipatterns are finding their way into mobile experiences?
- How should designers approach their work to eliminate UX antipatterns from their designs, or at least minimize their occurrence?
- Michael Boeke Braintree
Michael Boeke Braintree
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