Friday, September 01, 2006

This is just an example...

Of how hard interface design really is.  Do you really think the people that came up with the "design" of the McFlurry container took hedgehogs into consideration?  End users, they can and will do anything.

I think this is why I don't like to do user interfaces myself :) 

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said....

so you are saying end users are hedgehogs??

Fri Sep 01, 02:58:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

:) no, of course end users are not hedgehogs, but hedgehogs were the end users here...

Fri Sep 01, 03:07:00 PM EDT  

Blogger djb said....

I saw this story yesterday (I think) and all I could think to myself was, "There are way too many people out there with way too much time on their hands".

Not only that, but it really isn't McD's problem. It's people who don't clean up after themselves. Very irritating...

Fri Sep 01, 04:04:00 PM EDT  

Blogger DaPi said....

Stand by for much wailing when baby hedgehogs get their heads stuck.

Fri Sep 01, 04:42:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

So what else can you catch with it?

Sounds like a new chapter in the survival handbooks. "Before going into the wild, go to McDonalds and order a McFlurry."

Fri Sep 01, 05:39:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Dinsdale! Diiiiiinsdale! Dinsdale!

Fri Sep 01, 07:51:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Roderick said....

Things like this happen when underlings misunderstand what a CEO wants. In this case, I imagine someone at McD's thought they found a great way to put Sonic out of business.

Sat Sep 02, 01:02:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Rob Baillie said....

I like the line "dying of starvation in untold numbers".
A beautifully crafted Daily Mail style line that sounds like "millions have died", when in reality it means "we don't know how many have died".

Sat Sep 02, 05:58:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

Yes "untold numbers" is sort of ambigous isn't it.

"some where between one and five billion" perhaps. (meaning literally between ONE individual and 5,000,000,000)


I always liked the 'marketing' term of "in as little as 4 to 8 weeks you too can see...."

If it is in as little as 4 weeks, of course it is in as little as 8 weeks too - what is up with the "to 8" part...

Sat Sep 02, 08:54:00 AM EDT  

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