10 painful UI fails (and what you can learn from them)

Examples of bad UI design are everywhere, and we've surely all wanted to hit our head against the wall when we've seen a terrible UI fail. From forms that take far too long to complete, to confusing menus and infuriating scrolling systems, there are many elements where a user interface can go wrong. 

There Good user interface design improves the overall user experience. It makes the user’s interaction with an app or site simple, intuitive, efficient and fluid, so much so that when it works well, the user might not even notice it’s there. Many a team appreciates the apparently effortless simplicity of Trello’s lists to manage their pipelines, fantasy sports fans can attest to the easy digestibility of a huge amount of information in the ESPN Fantasy Sports app, and Artsy’s sleek lines and colour palettes make great design for a small handheld device look easy. 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.