UX Design Fails

From smart houses to biometrics, there is no doubt that technology is taking over planet earth. Remember the days of black and white television and no cellphones? Now we have virtual assistants to organize our lives and cars that start at the press of a button. However, there are still a few items that still don’t quite live up to 21st-century technological advances.

One example of a UX design fail is the Whats App delete message feature. Face it, we’ve all been in the position of accidentally sending messages to someone that wasn’t meant for them but thanks to this WhatsApp feature, we can delete it and pretend it never sent! However, informing the recipient that we’ve deleted the message, kind of defeats the purpose? Prompting the awkward response of ” Why did you delete the message?”

The second example of a UX design fail is the Service feature of the Movit app! Let’s be honest when you live in New York, the idea of a good-running transportation app is a necessity! Whether you’re a workaholic or a college student, no one wants to be stuck on a train mid-way to their destination. This screenshot does feature clearly written text. However, the highlighted blue neon writing tends to clash with the black background making it difficult for the commuter to read, especially at night. The symbols for the trains are also blurry, making it difficult to interpret Yikes!

The third example of a UX design fail is the Subway schedule of the Movit App. Again, I stress the importance for a good transportation app, because face it between long work hours or tons of assignments, the last thing you need is unreliable transportation methods. This screenshot does feature clearly written text, with a bit of contrast. However, it still lacks viability with symbols that help indicate which trains are affected. It also features a neutral color header with white text, that is not only hard to read but is visually dissatisfying for the commuter, creating frustration. 

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