How NOT to design a GUI

Today, I ran into the worst designed application ever. I want to share this way NOT to do it by describing how this program allowed people to insert and change data:

  1. Open Web Page with formular
  2. For every field do
    1. click on the label of the textfield you want to change
    2. make the changes in the text field
    3. click on the button next to the text field to verify the changes
  3. Press save to persist the changes

And, btw., the save button is at the top of the screen having all relating fields below it.

So, just think about inserting a person with a name, email, address and phone number. With such a formular, no one would register at a web page. Absolutely no one. ….


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