I was so stunned by this monument of unusability, I had to share. Of course, any software that comes with a scanner or a digital camera is usually a pretty good candidate for an interface hall of shame, but I felt this one was kinda special. It’s from ACDC’s plug-in, photostitch, which allows you to stick together images into a panorama, such as below.
So, since it’s the end of the year, I’ll let you-all find the usability problems. How fun!
We can start with: Guess what you do to launch the stitching functionality?
Guess how many times I hit “cancel” accidentally?!
Guess what words I used to describe my experience?!?!
(Answer to first question: you hit one of those big purple things above to launch the stitching functionality. Now as a bonus guess how many times I started the stitch before I had preferences set?!? How fun!
Answer to second question: 3 times!
Answer to third question #$%@$*&$*&%
Answer to bonus question: just once but see third answer for that also)