Bad UI Design Practices

Things to avoid at all costs when designing an interface/website

  • sound
  • lack of hierarchy
  • lack of consistency
  • too many options
  • no page flow
  • no favicon (websites only)
  • hiding info
  • lack of organization
  • breaking expectations
  • poorly implemented ads
  • interrupting user flow
  • ignoring users input
  • not sticking with conventions
  • bad/small target areas
  • moving targets
  • reliance on color for meaning/usage
  • “sketchiness”
  • super small text
  • bad copy
  • bad use of white space
  • bad graphic design
  • broken links
  • bad search functionality
  • slow load times
  • Flash






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