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Stupid Usability #32

Room with a View...a Few Views

Written By: High Monkey
Posted: 3/6/2014

From the mind of Peter Serzo, VP of Consulting Services at High Monkey:

Ok, we here at High Monkey have a pretty good sense of humor. We also fully endorse collaboration. But the following usability post stretches both qualities.

At the Olympics you may have heard about this unique usability issue…the toilets. The great thing about this usability post is we don’t even have to outline where the issues even begin or end (so to speak as you’ll read).

Here are a couple of photos of what the Olympians had for toilets:





Again, as we said we fully endorse collaboration. But some things should be a one person job. However, these pictures do bring up a very good usability testing issue: test your solutions with multiple people. If it makes sense (and it does in this case), test the solution with multiple people at the same time!

We do believe the usability issues would have been uncovered with the latter testing strategy.

Here is where we saw the original article: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/thesochinetwork/loo-others-having-view-toilet-gaffe-sochi-081953714.html

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More About Virgil

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: 3/6/2014 12:00:00 AM by Brian Haukos | with 0 comments