6 Bad UX Examples You Must Avoid

I will be direct. User Experience is the biggest factor that affects your growth. If you want your product to be successful at the end of the day, you need to improve and optimize the experience of your users because the satisfaction of your users is what determines your overall success. There are dozens of bad UX examples that prevent famous products from being flawless. Some products might already be too mainstream for its users to quit when experienced flaws, so it may look like they are getting away with those. You, however, can not take the risk of designing bad UX. If your users have a hard time getting acquainted with your product or basically using it, they can easily switch to another solution. Although it will be useful to point out the wrongs of your competitors to, um… steal their customers, it would be extremely valuable to learn from their mistakes in designing UX. Here are 6 bad UX examples that you can see all around and avoid. But before you read further, did you have a chance to check out our list of the best tools for UX designers? If not, click here to access the complete list of the best of UX tools. 1) Are you torturing your Users for Money? The case: We cannot deny that the ads are a major source of income for digital product owners. And some websites and apps use it as a trick to cheat on the users to get clicks. But, at what cost? Why a bad UX: When a user clicks to open the link of a page they want to see, there pops an endless number of ads. What’s more terrible is sometimes when you click on “X” to close the ad, it directs you to another ad. It’s like the designers mock your communication skills and champion themselves as the winners of a prank contest. Expecting to have a successful product when having such flows integrated would be foolish since your users will quit using your product after going through torture like these. 2) Deleted(?) Messages on Whatsapp The case: WhatsApp is famous for its encrypted messages and security concerns. But probably its designers are too honest to get you off the hook of an accidentally-sent or a regretted message. On WhatsApp, when you try to delete your message for everyone, it only hides the content and presents both sides with a note “This message was deleted.”. Why a bad UX: Therefore, the other side gets aware of the existence of such a message anyway. It is not deleting, but hiding the content, to be honest. If you are offering your users a feature, try to provide it properly. Even huge companies sometimes forget this. 3) Wait, this isn’t what I’m looking for! The case: Let’s say you’re looking for a PDF online, or maybe you are trying to go to a page you are interested in. Some sites seem like they are offering you the link by ornamenting it with bold, italic, or underlined characters. It sounds good. Why a bad UX: However, when you canalize your hopes into your touchpad and click, you get disappointed because it’s not even clickable. Or the worst scenario: The link goes to an irrelevant page. The creators of this hoax should question their ways to get the most clicks. If not, their brand value definitely will decrease significantly. 4) Clickbait 101 The case: Remember a time when you were scrolling down on any social media feed. When you see some news with scandalous headlines, you may open them. …

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