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A young cancer patient dies because nurses are distracted with their "charting" software. A pilot charts a wrong course because of confusing UI, resulting in a plane crash. Bad design is everywhere, and its cost is much higher than we think. This book discusses how the failure to prioritize good design can cause real, physical harm, and provides practical advice for designing the world into a better place.
Written primarily for UI/UX designers, Tragic Design features personal stories and interviews with people who have been affected by bad design. The book also includes a section on how a layperson can be part of the solution for making our world better through good design.
Jonathan Shariat has been in design for over 10 years, and is currently the Director of Product for a small start-up in Silicon Valley. He is also co-host of the Design Review Podcast. He's written for publications such as Medium.com, most notably a #1 most recommended article “How bad UX Killed Jenny,” a story about a patient who died because the EHR UI distracted the nurses and caused a critical error. He's passionate about shedding light on the negative impact of bad design and an advocate for thoughtful, purposeful design.
Passionate about human beings and their means of communication, Cynthia has always sought a deeper understanding of how people think, interact, connect. Communication has thus been a key ingredient in her technological endeavours. A Université de Montréal graduate in industrial design, she is now Director of Design at Shopify. On top of her daytime job, Cynthia mentors startups and is regularly invited to speak at events around the world, where her playful approach both startles and charms. In her conferences, she shares her passion and her point of view: user-centered design is a reality, not a utopian methodology.
Fascinating look at the consequences of bad UX design
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Comments about oreilly Tragic Design:
I read the early release which contains what seems to be the first draft of the first couple of chapters and I'm excited to read the rest of the book. I found it to be a unique and very interesting look at the consequences of bad UX.
I think it'll be a must-read for anyone working in design or support for B2B and Enterprise products/services. In the consumer space, bad UX means your business won't grow. In the enterprise space, the consequences of bad UX can be tragic.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend