How an Interface Mode Killed 10 Sailors

One would think that the worst a poorly designed interface could do is cause frustration. But actually, the worst it can do is kill people. On August 21st, 2017, 10 sailors died, and 48 were injured when a US Navy warship collided with a Liberian oil t…

One would think that the worst a poorly designed interface could do is cause frustration. But actually, the worst it can do is kill people. On August 21st, 2017, 10 sailors died, and 48 were injured when a US Navy warship collided with a Liberian oil tanker (source / source / source). It was a result of […]

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Don’t Use Inverted Color Cues on Toggle Buttons

A user made the mistake of posting their private information publicly. They had accidentally set their account to public when they wanted it set to private. What inherently caused this serious error wasn’t the user. It was a bad toggle button design. T…

A user made the mistake of posting their private information publicly. They had accidentally set their account to public when they wanted it set to private. What inherently caused this serious error wasn’t the user. It was a bad toggle button design. The user misperceived the toggle button that controls the public and private modes. […]

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Why Toggle Buttons Should Never Look Like Action Buttons

Toggle buttons should never look like action buttons. A common mistake is to use the same color cue on them. Doing this increases visual noise and makes every toggle button look like an action button. As a result, the action button has less of a signal…

Toggle buttons should never look like action buttons. A common mistake is to use the same color cue on them. Doing this increases visual noise and makes every toggle button look like an action button. As a result, the action button has less of a signal is harder to spot. Not only that but using […]

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