You know something’s wrong right away on the first page. Why does this button say “NO” instead of “YES”? And one thing you can’t tell here: hovering on the thing you actually have to click (“here”) doesn’t change the cursor as expected. [credit:
Sometimes we take Web and user interface design for granted—that’s the point of User Inyerface, a hilariously and deliberately difficult-to-use website created to show just how much we rely on past habits and design conventions to interact with the Web and our digital devices.
According to design firm Bagaar’s blog:
Over the past decennium, users have grown accustomed to certain design patterns: positions, colors, icons… Rather than looking at a UI, users tend to act instinctively and take 90% of an interface for granted.
… But what happens if we poke all good practice with a stick and stir it up? What if we don’t respect our self-created rules and expectations and do everything the other way around?
The resulting website is a gauntlet of nearly impossible-to-parse interactions that are as funny as they are infuriating. In one case, the colors for the male and female selection options in a personal info form are reversed compared to expectations: the white-backgrounded one is the selection, while the blue-highlighted one is the one you’re not picking—and there’s no non-binary option, either, of course.
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