Comedian Michael McIntyre is a funny guy. But when he turns his attention to work you produce, things get uncomfortable. Have you built sites guilty of the frustrations he expresses?
As I am away on holiday and unable to write a proper post I thought I would share the following video by comedian Michael McIntyre.
It is brilliant observational humour that looks at the challenges of navigating the web. As web professionals, we have all been guilty of making users jump through unnecessary hoops. McIntyre certainly thinks so!
Many of the issues raised in the video I’ve written about before. These include:
- The evils of CAPTCHA
- The hassle of country pickers
- Dark patterns and the use of badly worded checkboxes
- Terms and conditions
- Annoying error messages
- User Interface Design: 10 Principles Learned from Painful Mistakes
McIntyre also talks about other annoying issues. He touches on having to confirm email addresses and struggling to remember passwords. These are all things we can associate with and yet time and again we put them on our own websites.