isn’t it fun looking at examples of bad design? Thankfully, it’s educational as well. Here are the key lessons and best practices from the five examples of good and bad designs:
Understand what your users need, then deliver that information.
If you’ve got lots of information to convey, try using visuals instead of text.
Always label your links! Users don’t like mystery links.
Avoid adding any kind of friction to user actions, unless they’re meant to dissuade the action.
Test your clever designs and include them cautiously.
Animation is like cursing. If you overuse it, it loses all its impact.4
The next time you frown at an instance of bad design, stop to think: understand why the design failed, find examples of designs that did things right, and make a mental note of the lesson you’ve learnt. And then share the love: share your lesson with other designers in our discussions forum!