Sunday, August 9, 2015

How not to a Design User Interface.

What has user interface to do in a Seattle blog? This is not a blog on computing practices or user interface design.

User interface does not only have to do with computers; it is any interaction that a user — any human user — has with any system. The system of concern to this blog post is the road naming system used in and around Seattle, in King County.

Ridership interactions, unless completely straightforward, can be said to have failed. I have seen at least two problematic, sometimes comical, ridership situations in recent months.