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Stupid Usability #66

When Irony Becomes Stupid Usability

Written By: High Monkey
Posted: 8/25/2014

From the mind of Joel Baglien, VP of Business Growth at High Monkey:

I was checking news headlines on the morning of July 17, 2014.  Huffington Post had their usual splash image and large type headline about mass layoffs at Microsoft.  Within moments, a warning message that Internet Explorer had stopped working popped up on my screen.  The image below is NOT photoshopped - it's the real thing.  If you are not well versed in subtlety or irony, study the image for a while and it will come to you.  Wait for it . . .


 
No, I'm not making light of people losing their jobs.  Yes, I'm a guy but not THAT insensitive.
 
There are times that the universe hands you an example of stupid usability with a big dose of irony included.  Something like this just has to be shared.
 

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Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

Posted: 8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM by Brian Haukos | with 0 comments