Showing posts tagged UI

Success messages shouldn’t be red. Immediately reads as an error.

I’m trying to figure out what’s going on with this progress bar.

98% of the data has been transferred, 5 seconds remain in the duration, yet just about 1% of the actual progress bar is filled-in.

Putting these two options so close together in the UI seems dangerous to me.

"Keep this forever" vs. "Delete this forever". Those two options are very different meanings and very different intents, yet they’re right next to each other. It’s very easy to make a mistake and not realize it.

Updating this Android device.

"Choose one of the options: ‘Defer’, ‘Reject’."

WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Don’t these essentially result in the same outcome? Neither of these seem to to be an affirmative action; which one do I press to apply the update? ‘Defer’ means wait, ‘Reject’ means stop/dismiss. If I must ‘Choose one of the options’ Which option do I choose to install the update?

Terrible, terrible labels.
Better choices would have been:
'Don't Install', 'Install'
'Not Now', 'Install Now'
'Don't Update', “Apply Update”

There. Three options that would have been better, and it took me all of 30 seconds. Even the venerable but still awful ‘Cancel’ and ‘OK’ would have been better.

But at least it’s pretty. Wait, no, not pretty… the other thing.